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June 1st, 2018,

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St. George, Utah

Posted: 13 February 2018 at 12:44 a.m.
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Posted: 21 September 2017 at 11:25 p.m.

     My depression isn’t something I like to talk about, but when I finally spoke up, I found the help I needed.

  I was diagnosed with chronic depression at the age of 20. This wasn’t news to me because I’ve dealt with depression since elementary school. As time ...

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Posted: 1 April 2017 at 11:51 p.m.

The D-Queen Pageant is one of Dixie State University’s oldest campus traditions. This most recent pageant marks 94 years since the first D-Queen, Roma Church Esplin, was crowned in 1922.

The current areas of competition include private interview, talent, evening wear, an onstage question, academic achievement, written essay, service and ...

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Posted: 3 February 2017 at 12:20 p.m.
The shock of moving from one culture to another is felt by many students who relocate to St. George to attend school.

Students at Dixie State University voiced their opinions on some of the major cultural differences they experienced.

Bud Pope, a sophomore nursing major from Buffalo, Missouri, said how different everything is ... ...read more

Posted: 26 January 2017 at 7:11 p.m.

Students were divided about whether living on campus or off was better. 

An apartment at Campus View Suites can run up to $1400 a semester for a shared room, and $2000 for a single, said Zach Horlacher, a senior criminal justice major from Mesquite. He said cost is the ...

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Posted: 2 December 2016 at 10:49 p.m.

Dixie State University women’s swim team proved to be a competitive first-year program at its meet over the weekend.

The Trailblazers came in sixth place out of eight teams at the three-day Colorado Mesa Winter Invitational. They finalized their point total at 354, and nearly every DSU swimmer finished their ...

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Posted: 29 November 2016 at 4:18 p.m.

Dixie State University women’s swim team took a deep breath and dove head first into its first season in DSU’s history.

DSU women’s swim team started its season Oct. 7 and will compete in five more swim meets until the conference championship meet Mar. 8. 

The new swim team ...

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Posted: 22 November 2016 at 5:41 p.m.

Volunteering isn’t just an opportunity to help others; it is also an opportunity to help yourself, add to your résumé and gain valuable skills. 

The holiday season is coming faster than Santa flies around the world on Christmas Eve, and the festivities also bring a lot of volunteering opportunities ...

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Posted: 21 November 2016 at 6:59 p.m.

The Dixie State University Rural Health Scholar Club brought awareness to the most common sexually transmitted disease to an almost empty Dunford Auditorium in the Browning Learning Resource Center Nov. 21. 

DSU's RHS invited two guest speakers to speak about human papilloma virus and the importance of the ...

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Posted: 5 November 2016 at 6:48 p.m.

Dixie State University's women's basketball teams embraces a new coaching staff while DSU's men's basketball prepares for a tough preseason. 

The DSU women's basketball program has gone through three head coaches the past five seasons. The DSU women's team finished eighth in the ...

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Posted: 1 November 2016 at 10:08 p.m.

A flute whistled in the background and burnt sage brush filled the air, cleansing and blessing the 21st annual Miss Native Dixie Pageant Nov. 1.

The Wincínjabina band, or the Little Girls Band, sounded the drums and thundered out the “Women’s Honor Song.” Three Dixie State University Native American ...

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Posted: 28 October 2016 at 7:51 p.m.

A Dixie State University faculty member said Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton didn't become presidential nominees because they were likable. 

In fact  both candidates have a greater negative rating than they do a positive rating, said Associate history professor Joe Green.

A poll done ...

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Posted: 28 October 2016 at 3:45 p.m.

A knee has not yet been taken during the national anthem in ten states; Utah being one of them. 

According to Think Progress and its map of tracking “The Kaepernick Effect,” or protesting and kneeling athletes, the trend is only missing in 10 states. Utah is still ...

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Posted: 26 October 2016 at 1:15 p.m.

Fall is in the air even with St. George still at 80 degrees. 

We are nearing Halloween night, and I went out and experienced three events only featured this time of the year.

Staheli Family Farm

3400 S. Washington Fields Road 

Washington, Utah

The Staheli Family Farm started out ...

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Posted: 22 October 2016 at midnight

College is our opportunity to grow out of our procrastinating habits.           
It is natural for our generation to procrastinate using social media and TV season binges. College adds a few more procrastination opportunities having weekly events with free food, intramural sports, and other opportunities, but ...

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Posted: 15 October 2016 at 9:45 p.m.

Universities and college students are missing the point of general education.

I thoroughly enjoyed my general education classes, but I didn’t know what I wanted to major in at the time, and I am one of the students who genuinely enjoys learning beyond just receiving a passing letter grade. My general ...

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Posted: 13 October 2016 at 8 p.m.

The film program started in a lunchroom nine years ago and now has a full studio that will be up and running by the end of next semester.

Phil Tuckett, assistant professor of communication, said the film emphasis is not only transitioning into a degree but will be leaving media ...

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Posted: 29 September 2016 at 8:45 p.m.

Members of the Dixie State University Student Association decided to ditch the formal homecoming dance and try a Halloween party instead this year. 

The 2016 DSU homecoming is still full of all the same traditions, like painting the “D,” Miss Dixie, Rock the Mall, the drive-in movie, the ...

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Posted: 24 September 2016 at 7:44 p.m.

New changes to Dixie State University's dining services aim toward any time dining and ruling out future franchises.

Martin Peterson, director of campus dining services, said after student surveys, feedback groups and working with David Porter, food service consultant and CEO of Porter Khouw Consulting, last spring, he decided ...

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Posted: 21 September 2016 at 8:10 p.m.

It takes two to have a debate, and it takes one to talk about his campaign.

Republican Attorney General Sean Reyes took the stage by himself without his challenger, Jon Harper, former Democratic attorney general candidate, in the Eccles Fine Arts Center at Dixie State University Sept. 21.

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Posted: 8 September 2016 at 11:40 p.m.

Our one couch became her bed, she combed her hair in the kitchen, she didn’t pay rent or utilities, and our Christmas gift was a sink left full of water and dishes that had grown into a science experiment. 

She was a teammate I invited to stay the night ...

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Posted: 3 September 2016 at 1:11 p.m.

Dixie State University’s Trailblazer Art in the City Project will be bringing ten new bison statues to be placed around the community.

The ten bison statue are white and will be the future canvases for several artists. The bison will be placed all over St. George in front of various businesses and in high traffic ...

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Posted: 1 September 2016 at 2:37 p.m.

The pizza went quick, but the seats went quicker as Dixie State University Institute of Politics and Public Affairs held their first Pizza and Politics. 

Over a 100 students sat in the Gardner Student Center’s lounge Thursday at noon and listened to how the United States ended up with ...

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Posted: 30 August 2016 at 2:27 p.m.

A St. George resident commenced the yearly Dixie Forum return by speaking about why over half of Utah's land is owned by the federal government. 

Ray Kuehne, a St. George resident and constitutionalist, volunteered to open the DSU forum series for the 2016-17 academic year to talk about the history of the issue ...

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Posted: 28 August 2016 at 5:04 p.m.

A couple who gets hired together stays together, or at least, that's the philosophy for a new faculty couple at Dixie State University.

After Nicole LaVoie, instructor of health communication, and Mark LaVoie, instructor of media studies, said they were lucky to get jobs together at DSU. 

Nicole LaVoie said they first ...

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Posted: 19 August 2016 at 9:55 p.m.

A new institute was added over the summer after a recently hired Dixie State University faculty member noticed it was missing.

The DSU Institute of Politics and Public Affairs’ goals are to help increase voter registration at DSU, boost political involvement at DSU, have open discussions on policy and political ...

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Posted: 26 April 2016 at 6:11 p.m.
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Posted: 16 April 2016 at 7:38 p.m.
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Posted: 29 March 2016 at 10:42 p.m.
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Posted: 21 March 2016 at 7:27 p.m.

   Dixie State University’s women’s tennis warmed up for some tough conference play with a matchup with Division III Mills College in Oakland, California, Friday. 

   The Storm swept MC, winning all three doubles matches and all six singles. The young Storm team, led by mostly underclassmen, dominated from ...

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Posted: 29 February 2016 at 10:54 p.m.

Smokey Bear has a relevant motto we all know and practice. 

The quote “Only you can prevent wildfires” translates from wilderness to your own home and other indoor areas. 

The new year brought two fires in apartments surrounding Dixie State University, forcing fire safety off the back burner ...

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Posted: 19 February 2016 at 5:49 p.m.

The shift in emphasis on gender roles among millennials are having an effect on birth rates.

Women make up nearly half of the workforce for the first time in history, which may mean there are more mothers than ever who have less time for their children. 

According to babycenter ...

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Posted: 15 February 2016 at 7:35 a.m.

A former tenured theater professor charged with assault appeared in court for the first time after months of delays Wednesday.

Varlo Davenport was terminated last year because of a complaint filed by a student in one of his classes. He was accused of pulling the student's hair and ...

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Posted: 6 February 2016 at 5:21 p.m.

I was speechless until we dipped far and fast into the landscape and let out a liberating yelp. It was better than any rollercoaster plunge I've ever experienced. 

Anxious to watch my feet dangle over the desert landscape from a couple of hundred feet in the air, I ...

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Posted: 1 February 2016 at 9:20 p.m.
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Posted: 1 February 2016 at 12:52 p.m.
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Posted: 31 January 2016 at 3:07 p.m.

 Being in the military is a blessing and a curse.

   Crazy cool benefits, job protection, serving the country, and no lines for the bathrooms or showers if you’re a female, are only a few perks. 

   However, the cons are waking up early, the hurry-up-and-wait game, and ...

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Posted: 29 January 2016 at 3:09 p.m.

Plans for a new entrepreneurial program are on the horizon at Dixie State University with help from the former mayor of Alpine.

Don Watkins, who stepped down as mayor of Alpine Jan. 21, will be volunteering as an “entrepreneur in residence” at DSU, working with other faculty members to build ...

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Posted: 12 January 2016 at 8:10 a.m.

Students at Dixie State University this semester will not only use their marketing skills to compete against others students, but also in front of actual business executives and leaders. 

It is DSU's turn to host the annual State of Utah Career Development Conference Feb. 19-20. This competition is ...

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Posted: 6 December 2015 at 1:37 p.m.

Two of Dixie State University’s flag football intramural teams mercy ruled their way past their competition to become regional champs for the first time.

Three of DSU’s flag football teams traveled to University of California, Los Angeles, to compete in the National Intramural-Recreational Sports Association region VI tournament Nov. 21 ...

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Posted: 23 November 2015 at 10:08 a.m.

A local couple, appreciative of the education their kids received at Dixie State University, is paying it forward by donating scholarships to current students.

Rhonda and Michael Tommer donated $3,000 to DSU that was split into two scholarships this semester. Their son, Ryan Tommer, graduated in music education, so $1 ...

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Posted: 21 November 2015 at 2:49 p.m.

The third time was not the charm for Southern Utah University’s women’s rugby in its third game against Dixie State University Saturday Nov. 21.

DSU dominated SUU in a shutout game ending 55-0.

DSU team captain Dallas Mckee said the team was able to focus more on conditioning this last ...

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Posted: 19 November 2015 at 7:31 p.m.

If you’re one of the millions who changed your profile picture to the French flag after the Paris attacks, consider doing more. 

As we all know, ISIS executed a complicated attack in Paris on Nov. 13, which solidified its determined goal to inflict more devastation in the future. According ...

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Posted: 17 November 2015 at 12:30 a.m.
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Posted: 14 November 2015 at 11:35 p.m.

On the first day of Christmas, your true love might be more likely to give you a broken heart than a partridge in a pear tree, according to a study observing Facebook relationship statuses.

Breakup times on Facebook occurred frequently around the holidays, according to the study done by Lee ...

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Posted: 10 November 2015 at 12:39 a.m.

As the Reserve Officers Training Course program at Dixie State University continues to downsize, hopes are high within the program to “unman” the program rather than shut it down completely, ROTC officials said. 

The ROTC program will either become an unmanned program or cease to exist at DSU by ...

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Posted: 8 November 2015 at 1:14 p.m.

Welcome boys, girls and students of all majors to Dixie State University’s circus musical “Barnum.”

The theater department at DSU premiered its second main-stage performance Thursday to tell a comical story about Phineas Taylor Barnum, famously known as P.T. Barnum.

Kathryn Syssoyeva, an assistant theater professor and “Barnum” ...

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Posted: 1 November 2015 at 11:56 p.m.

Ty Dolla $ign performed at Heart of Dixie’s Monster Massive party on Halloween with no hiccups along the way. 

Considering St. George’s strict history on dance and alcohol permits, Monster Massive by Heart of Dixie on Halloween was a success.

Several other disc jockeys from Utah tied the Halloween ...

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Posted: 31 October 2015 at 4:47 p.m.

With only one game left in the season, Dixie State University women’s soccer aims to win out the season while the men prepare to battle for the conference title.

The DSU soccer teams each played two games over Halloween week. Both teams played Thursday against Hawaii Pacific University and Saturday ...

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Posted: 29 October 2015 at 11:16 p.m.

Dixie State University women’s soccer beat it's previous record while DSU men’s soccer is one step closer to playing for a conference championship. 

Women's soccer

The women’s team claimed its eleventh win over Hawaii Pacific University Thursday, beating last year's record of ten wins.

The first ...

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Posted: 25 October 2015 at 5:51 p.m.

The Dixie State University women’s rugby lost Saturday to the Las Vegas Slots 30-7.

The team has been the most promising since it started this year, said club president Lyndsie Thompson, a junior communication major from Tooele. 

DSU’s women’s rugby club started two years ago. When the club started ...

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Posted: 13 October 2015 at 11:19 a.m.

Nearly everywhere in the world has spun its own version of Oktoberfest, but St. George might be the first to spin it as a No-toberfest.

For the last weekend of Oktoberfest, out-of-towners and locals alike gathered on the streets of Ancestor Square to wander their way into George Streetfest’s rumored ...

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Posted: 4 October 2015 at 6:33 a.m.

The visiting Azusa Pacific University Cougars won the first set 25-21 over Dixie State University, but the Storm would go on to win three straight sets to claim a 3-1 victory Saturday. 

APU did not trail once and led by as much as eight points in the opening set ...

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Posted: 2 October 2015 at 11:59 a.m.

Dixie State University will be splashing on to the scene of collegiate swimming in 2016.

Athletic Director Jason Boothe announced the addition of women’s swimming in the spring. Set to begin competition in the fall of next year, the team will compete in the NCAA Division II Pacific Collegiate Swim ...

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Posted: 27 September 2015 at 1:39 p.m.

Dixie State University’s theater program pulled the curtains back during homecoming week.  

The opener premiered Thursday and is the first main stage production to have a student director.

Tiffany Herzog, a senior theater major from Brigham City, was offered the opportunity to direct “God of Carnage.”

“I was ...

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Posted: 27 September 2015 at 1:37 p.m.
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Posted: 27 September 2015 at 11 a.m.
No. 18 ranked Azusa Pacific University Cougars beat Dixie State University 4-1 Thursday, and the Point Loma Sea Lions beat DSU 3-0 Saturday morning.

Azusa Pacific scored three times in the second half, and DSU could not catch up, losing its Pacific West Conference opener. 

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Posted: 26 September 2015 at 7:56 p.m.

Students, family, faculty, alumni and enthusiastic locals turned out in force to support this year's “Rock the Red” theme for Dixie State University's 2015 Homecoming parade and Founders' Day celebration.

Hundreds gathered along Tabernacle Street to watch nearly 90 entries of floats, musicians and clubs make their way ...

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Posted: 22 September 2015 at 11:03 a.m.

All my friends are puking rainbows.

Because of Snapchat’s recent updates, Sept. 15, 2015, will go down in history as the most annoying day for receiving Snapchat messages of my entire life.

The update included new animated filters that read selfies and simulate things like giant fake tears, cartoon heart ...

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Posted: 22 September 2015 at 11 a.m.

Self-centered is just one of the many ways the millennial generation chooses to describe itself.

Millennials can be defined as a group of people ranging in age from 18-33. According to a study conducted by Pew Research Center, the millennial generation is more likely to describe itself in negative ways ...

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Posted: 22 September 2015 at 10:56 a.m.

You aren’t truly a college student until you have praised or criticized a professor among your friends.

RateMyProfessors.com is a website that allows users to give their professors a grade. You can rate your professor in three different categories: helpfulness, clarity and easiness. 

The website is a valuable ...

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Posted: 14 September 2015 at 8:01 a.m.

Students and alumni will “Rock the Red” at homecoming week this year.

Homecoming kicks off on Monday at 8:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. outside the Jeffery R. Holland Centennial Commons with food, music and information about all the activities set to take place during homecoming week.

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Posted: 11 September 2015 at 6:59 p.m.

If you haven’t seen or heard from the person you’re dating for a little longer than usual, it might be time to stop holding your breath: They could be ghosting you.

“Ghosting” is a term used for ending a relationship by cutting off all forms of interaction and disappearing without warning – like ...

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Posted: 11 September 2015 at 2:46 p.m.

Students are least concerned about identity fraud, yet are more prone to being victims, according to new study.

According to the annual identity fraud study by Javelin Strategy Research and LifeLock, 64 percent of students are not concerned about identity fraud. However, 22 percent of students have a three times higher chance of being ...

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Posted: 10 September 2015 at 10:46 p.m.

The Southern Utah region has received national recognition thanks to high-schoolers wanting to further their education by going the extra mile. 

Success Academy, the public charter high school that is partnered with Dixie State University, Southern Utah University, and the surrounding high schools was ranked the No. 1 high school for ...

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Posted: 7 September 2015 at 9:47 a.m.
Where's your lead?
This past week,Don't start a sentence off with a time element several of Dixie State's University's sports teams saw action. The cross country team opened theirits season in Arizona, the volleyball team played in a tournament in Los Angeles, and ...
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Posted: 6 September 2015 at 12:12 p.m.
Welcome to the nerd family — be proud.

The nerd family is one of the most diverse and passionate groups of humans on earth. A special bond forms when we are able to share the same interests with other people. Sometimes we like to dress up, crowd into convention centers ... ...read more

Posted: 5 September 2015 at 9:51 p.m.

Students may soon be able to get back to their primitive roots and connect with nature through a new educational garden club being organized at Dixie State University.

The club is being formed by students and Bryan Stevens, an adjunct professor of life sciences, who will oversee activities and serve ...

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Posted: 5 September 2015 at 3:25 p.m.

Suicide bombing, divine contracts with God and promises of 72 virgins were all topics of discussion during the first Dixie Forum of the semester. 

Shadman Bashir, a visiting professor of law and international relations, lectured for an hour and answered questions about holy war, perceptions of Islam, and the ...

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Posted: 30 August 2015 at 2:53 a.m.

Dixie State University played Western Wyoming Community College Saturday night in a scrimmage that ended in a 4-0 victory for DSU, a game DSU dominated in time of possession and goals scored. 

The game remained a scoreless tie until the 37th minute when DSU scored the first goal of ...

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Posted: 5 August 2015 at 12:30 p.m.

Hannah Montana once told me everybody makes mistakes; everybody has those days.

She was absolutely right. For her, the mistake could have been writing that awful song. For most of us, it will be the things we look back on and rather than remembering why we did them, we'll remember many of ...

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Posted: 27 March 2015 at 6:20 p.m.

One of the surest ways to hinder our full potential as students in college is to pass blame to other people. 

Leaders don’t “pass the buck.” Leaders take full responsibility for what they do and then seek to improve upon it. We can gain the advantage if we ...

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Posted: 20 March 2015 at 11:20 a.m.

Living each day without a plan is like putting a whole bunch of flower, water, eggs, butter, sugar and spices into a mixer without really knowing what we want to make.

In order to succeed in life and really come out on top, we have to develop a game plan of ...

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Posted: 5 March 2015 at 9:12 p.m.

We students must become greater leaders at Dixie State University.

You may ask why and how, so let me elaborate.

Leadership isn’t a title you can buy; it’s not something you can be appointed to. Leadership is developed over time; it’s an essential trait for a free society to succeed ...

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Posted: 5 December 2014 at 3:33 p.m.

Fall semester 2014 provided students with unforgettable experiences.

The Inauguration of DSU's 18th president, Biff Williams on Oct. 23 showed the university's new president and his best attributes.

I like that when people ask our president what his vision is for the university is, his response is, " I don ...

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Posted: 14 November 2014 at 1:40 p.m.

Four Dixie State University alumni tell how their friendship and DSU experience influenced the making of their business, Waffle Bliss.

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Posted: 5 November 2014 at 11:37 a.m.

When you first enter high school and college, you already have common views of what you think your experience will be.

Students come to college not really knowing where they fit in, what career path to take, what decisions to make, and how to survive their first semester.

Students are ...

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Posted: 10 October 2014 at 10:52 a.m.

I believe the media has a huge impact on body image and the way society views "beauty." 

People of all ages have self-esteem issues due to seeing models who are extremely thin and shapeless. Photoshopped images make them look like they have no imperfections.

For example, little girls are exposed ...

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Posted: 8 September 2014 at 11:39 a.m.

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Posted: 6 September 2014 at 5:39 p.m.

Dixie State University is aspiring for its community to wear red, whether it's a school shirt or something red out of the closet. 

DSU administration came to an agreement to have one designated day out of the week to show off spirit.

"The Dixie Red Friday concept has been ...

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Posted: 4 September 2014 at 3:38 p.m.

I am a girl, and I like to lift heavy things. I am a girl and want to be inspiring. I am a girl, and I like being strong.

As a female working her way through several male-dominated fields, I am indeed a feminist. I would be surprised if most ...

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Posted: 26 August 2014 at 10:47 p.m.

For the 2014 fall semester, Dixie State University is offering a wide variety of intramural events like flag football, ping pong, and even video games.

"The great thing about intramurals is that you don't have to be good to play," said intramural supervisor Dacee Stephens. "Intramurals is a fun way to ...

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Posted: 2 May 2014 at 9:08 p.m.

The best of the best received the highest of honors Dixie State University offers Thursday night during the 2014 Dixie Awards Ceremony.

About 45 of DSU’s most renowned individuals stepped onto the Dolores Dore’ Eccles Fine Arts Center Mainstage before a crowd of roughly 500 to accept distinguished awards for ...

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Posted: 20 April 2014 at 9:12 a.m.

Athletes lose more than just games when non-sports related issues result in miscommunication between players and coaches.

The Dixie State University women’s basketball team started the 2013-2014 season with 21 players, but only six women plan to return next season. Some of the current and former team members have reached ...

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Posted: 19 April 2014 at 2:16 a.m.

As St. George turns more and more into a college town, students are drawn in by the fun, summer activities unique to the St. George area.

Things like outdoor social activities, going to cafes for good food and music, and soaking up the desert sun are just a few ways ...

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Posted: 19 April 2014 at 1:35 a.m.

There are many ways to help students have better roommates.

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Posted: 18 April 2014 at 8:43 p.m.

Every university recruits international students, and at Dixie State University, one of the ways to do that is through song and dance.

For the third time in six years, the vocal and dance performance group Raging Red will be traveling to China May 17-28 to perform at several venues in ...

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Posted: 17 April 2014 at 2:27 p.m.

Full degree online programs may soon be available to Dixie State University students, or rather, a version of the typical online degree program.

Some faculty on campus have a slightly different vision of what role technology will play in education.

Business and Communication Dean Kyle Wells and Executive Vice President ...

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Posted: 13 April 2014 at 8:04 p.m.

D-Week 2014 introduced new traditions to Dixie while including the regular traditions like D-Queen, the Great Race and True Rebel.

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Posted: 11 April 2014 at 2:36 p.m.

The new executive student council has been chosen, but so far the specifics of the plans it has for the next year are not so specific.

The Dixie State University Student Association is in the early planning stages. Although details are unknown at this time, it is evident that Gregory ...

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Posted: 11 April 2014 at 11:31 a.m.

Student body presidents Carlos Morgan and Gregory J. Layton discuss memories from this year and plans for next year.




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Posted: 10 April 2014 at 10:24 a.m.

Question: When is it OK to take a selfie?

Sariah Romney, a sophomore nursing major from Duck Creek Village, said:  “It’s a free world. People can do what they want. Everyone talks about whether they should or shouldn’t take selfies too much. It’s just a picture. I think it’s fine ...

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Posted: 4 April 2014 at 9:09 p.m.

Here is the re-do after meeting with Rhiannon and Dave

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Posted: 4 April 2014 at 8:52 p.m.

President Stephen Nadauld is retiring at the end of the school year after serving Dixie State University for six years.

Nadauld has been serving DSU as the 17th president of the school. He started his term as interim president for Dixie State College in March 2008 and was inaugurated as ...

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Posted: 4 April 2014 at 12:51 a.m.

The risk of losing the fun factor arises when choosing an unfamiliar trail to explore, but the thrill of the unexpected can turn into a surprisingly pleasant adventure.

When I’ve set out on a hike in the past, I generally start out with a plan. I tend to know where ...

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Posted: 3 April 2014 at 7:23 p.m.

There is nothing that makes you feel more like an adult than the excitement that comes from being a month ahead on your car payment.

When I turned 12 years old, I started crying and told my mom I didn’t want to grow up. I still feel like that every ...

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Posted: 3 April 2014 at 12:06 p.m.

This week's "Wedns-D" event was the first-ever Dixie Idol, giving Dixie students a chance to show off their singing skills.


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Posted: 2 April 2014 at 12:44 p.m.

Graduating from school never seems like a big deal until you realize you are finished; you are no longer a student, and you are now an adult — completely done.

It is scary to think about leaving the place you have spent four or more years.  All the tests ...

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Posted: 31 March 2014 at 5:46 p.m.

Life happens; each day you have a choice — to either go through the motions and get through the day, or make the day great.

I found three quotes that I can live by to make sure I am not going through the motions. These are not sure-fire ways to ...

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Posted: 28 March 2014 at 10:02 a.m.

Tucked away in the upstairs of the Science Building are more than 15 kinds of animals, including the newest addition: Poison Dart Frogs.

Now, don’t shy away from the Science Building just yet. Not only are the Poison Dart Frogs not actually poisonous, but they are tiny, blue and too ...

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Posted: 27 March 2014 at 7:16 p.m.

Head coach Randy Simkins has been leading the Dixie State softball team to many victories through recruiting great team members and teaching effective skills.

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Posted: 27 March 2014 at 4:52 p.m.

University students may not always live in the most humble abodes, but there is an easy and fun way to turn a temporary place of living into a uniquely decorated space.

There are many simple and inexpensive ways to improve a bland student dwelling with a bit of beauty. Having ...

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Posted: 27 March 2014 at 10:44 a.m.


The Dixie Awards ceremony is a way of recognizing the accomplishments of students, faculty and community members at the close of the school year.


Dixie State University students, faculty and community members became involved in the annual Dixie Awards ceremony by submitting nominations of students, faculty and local ...

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Posted: 26 March 2014 at 11:58 p.m.

Success is attainable only to those who want to put forth the effort to reach it.

Whether it’s for a grade in school or you are training for a 12-mile, military-style obstacle course in four weeks, hard work will get you there. Whether you are naturally talented or not is ...

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Posted: 22 March 2014 at 11 a.m.

If your looking a cheap, easy and fun way to recycle garbage into something like reusable kitchenware then I recommend just washing a red Solo cup because glass bottle cups are sure to harder than you'd think.

After spending far too much time on the Internet, I've found ...

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Posted: 21 March 2014 at 7:37 p.m.

From the creepy-crawly and fanged, to the furry and leather-winged, Dixie State University has had its fair share of on-campus creature encounters.

Dixie even has history with an alligator — but there’s more on that later.

As far as the most recent encounters go, squirrels, scorpions, tarantulas and bats have ...

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Posted: 20 March 2014 at 8:17 p.m.

   We as humans may seem nearly perfect, but we all share a common fatal flaw: not being able to accept compliments.

   We are all generally awkward when responding to a compliment. We may instantly deflect the compliment with a self-put down and refuse to accept praise. Or, maybe ...

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Posted: 20 March 2014 at 4:21 p.m.

   This is big a year for movie releases.

   Movies like “Divergent,” “The Fault in Our Stars” and Marvel’s new film “The Guardians of the Galaxy,” are sure to attract plenty of movie-goers. With the theaters filled, we can also expect there to be many violations of ...

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Posted: 19 March 2014 at 11:52 a.m.

Students name simple objects and attempt to tie a necktie, but some struggle with the normally easy questions and task.

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Posted: 19 March 2014 at 11:22 a.m.

In life, a simple behavioral habit can be the difference between success and failure.

There are many destructive behaviors that can have a negative impact on your professional life. Through my work and school experiences, I've realized that a few behaviors and attitudes can make or break it for you in the ...

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Posted: 18 March 2014 at 5:07 p.m.

   The Dixie State University athletic department budget keeps certain sports teams afloat while leaving others to fend for themselves.

   The Dixie State dance team has a lack of funding from the athletic department when it comes to things like scholarships, trips and costumes. It is upsetting when the ...

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Posted: 13 March 2014 at 5:57 p.m.

After attendees filtered onto the old airport strip and American Authors took the stage, the unexpected reigned out: silence.

Two songs into American Author’s set at Dixie Fest 2K14, a power outage cut lead singer Zac Barnett’s vocals; it happened again after the band’s performance resumed. In those quiet moments ...

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Posted: 10 March 2014 at 3 p.m.

Thursday night saw a disappointing loss by the Dixie State University men's basketball in the Pacific West tournament.

The No. 3 DSU men's basketball fell to No. 6 Hawaii Pacific 61-75 in the quarterfinals Thursday afternoon.

Although the team was able to hold off the Sea Warriors for ...

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Posted: 8 March 2014 at 11:52 a.m.

Diamonds used to be a girl’s best friend until she stopped caring about diamonds and went straight for the cash and technology.

I hate to admit it, but we like to spend money, specifically on ourselves. Maybe it’s a self-esteem thing. Maybe it’s nature. Whatever it is, it’s expensive.

Women are ...

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Posted: 5 March 2014 at 10:18 a.m.

Stalking people on social media is kind of like eating Taco Bell — it’s so satisfying in the moment, but afterward, we feel greasy and pathetic. 

Also, like Taco Bell, the act of social media creeping seems to arise at low, stressful or dull periods in life. Can we ...

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Posted: 28 February 2014 at 4:23 p.m.

The fight for the title of the fittest man and fittest woman on earth is afoot, and everybody can be a part of it.

CrossFit was designed to test strengths in all areas, generally high intensity and fast paced, to include everything from weightlifting to gymnastics movements to rowing marathons ...

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Posted: 28 February 2014 at 2:30 p.m.

For the place that is all about doing your business, the only business that people want to see is cleanliness.

Public restroom preference on Dixie State University’s campus is ruled by a clean floor and fancy new features. Restrooms at DSU range from old to new, which can be a ...

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Posted: 27 February 2014 at 6:58 p.m.

Reporter Ben Wright went around asking students what they knew about campus events such as the president elections.

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Posted: 27 February 2014 at 1:27 p.m.

An entertaining and convenient cure for spring fever is crafting an inexpensive piece of new home décor.

While browsing Pinterest, I came across a picture of a dorm room that was decorated with photos clothespinned to various strands of Christmas lights. This simple, inexpensive project is a unique way of ...

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Posted: 26 February 2014 at 6:03 p.m.

Dixie State University students have a lot of options when it comes to superb places to eat on or near campus. 

Not only are there multiple food choices within miles of campus, but there are also on-campus food options such as Stacks, Infusion, Red Rock Cafe and The Beast ...

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Posted: 21 February 2014 at 1:53 p.m.

There is no better feeling than standing on a giant slab of sandstone with your eyes closed and arms outstretched, imagining you are the king of the world.

Even if you are slightly afraid of heights, it is not an impossible feat to reach king-of-the-world status. The Petrified Dunes at ...

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Posted: 21 February 2014 at 1:25 p.m.

   If an organization, such as a religious institution, can produce well-rounded people with high morals and high standards, it seems reasonable that we would employ these people.

   We would seek to have these people in our places of influence, organization and public relation because it seems obvious that ...

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Posted: 21 February 2014 at 9:53 a.m.

Dixie State University accounting students are administering free tax preparation services to fellow students and community members, and everyone is cashing in the benefits. 

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance is a tax preparation program that offers free tax assistance to people who make $52,000 or less and need assistance ...

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Posted: 20 February 2014 at 6:28 p.m.

Students play many different games on their smart phone but don't feel justified in the time they use to play the games.

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Posted: 20 February 2014 at 4:51 p.m.

To lose oneself in another world of adventure is as easy as reading a book, or, in the case of one Dixie State University student, writing one.

Writing a full-length fantasy/adventure novel like Aaron Hall, a sophomore communication major from St. George, did is no easy feat at 22 ...

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Posted: 20 February 2014 at 9:32 a.m.

Dixie Sun News spoke with the three candidates for student body president, the two candidates for vice president of academics, and the candidate for vice president of clubs with student government election primaries Monday and final elections Feb. 26 to Feb. 28. 


Samuel Jamison, a junior communication major ...

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Posted: 17 February 2014 at 10:42 p.m.

My son is a gamer — big time. We had an old, but sturdy bookshelf that was not in use and in need of renovation. This bookshelf was the perfect project to help clear a path on the bedroom floor as it was large enough to hold games, Sci-fi magazines and any other ...

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Posted: 17 February 2014 at 5 p.m.

The Dixie State University women’s basketball team finished off its six-game home stand Saturday.

The women won the last four of six games.

Chaminade University

Dixie State capped off its sixth home game in a row with its fourth straight win, beating the Chaminade University Silverswords 73-68 Saturday night.

The ...

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Posted: 15 February 2014 at 4:34 p.m.

Signs are sweeping the student section of Dixie State University.

Students introduced a new form of support for the Dixie State basketball team a few weeks ago. Students have made distracting signs for the opposing team out of cardboard, laminated printouts and wooden rulers. The signs are held in the ...

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Posted: 14 February 2014 at 5:44 p.m.

Women's golf player Haley Dunn expresses her love for the sport and her team.

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Posted: 14 February 2014 at 3:47 p.m.

The Dixie State University women’s basketball team continued with its six-game home streak with a 77-54 win over University of Hawaii-Hilo Thursday night.

The win improved the team's record to 11-11 overall, putting it at 50 percent for the first time since Jan. 6.

Senior guard Haley Holmstead led ...

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Posted: 14 February 2014 at 1 a.m.

Dixie State University staff members are looking for a new individual to be DSU's mascot, Big Dee, after the previous individual had to quit due to personal issues. 

The student under the furry helmet is held to the same standards as student athletes. Among running around at games ...

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Posted: 13 February 2014 at 3:20 p.m.

If I have the option to take the easy route and have it be just as effective as a more difficult one, I’ll make it happen. 

Mug cakes are a phenomenon I fell in love with about a month ago while perusing Pinterest in search of something sweet. In ...

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Posted: 13 February 2014 at 8:31 a.m.

Young love is a terrible love that often ends when romance fades, but for those of us who cling to the hopes of fictitious literature rather than reality, young love is everlasting.

   That is, until the world’s most famous author destroys everything you ever thought was true.

   Maybe ...

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Posted: 12 February 2014 at 6:20 p.m.

Students and faculty at Dixie State University seem to have a positive opinion of Coca Cola's 2014 "Big Game" commercial, "America Is Beautiful," that left some viewers upset.

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Posted: 12 February 2014 at 7 a.m.
The Dixie State University women's basketball team was able to put together a huge win over conference rival Brigham Young University-Hawaii 62-60 Tuesday night.

The game was tied up five different times before Dixie was able to break away with 19 unanswered points just before going into the half ... ...read more

Posted: 11 February 2014 at 2:07 p.m.

Nothing is more inconvenient than construction, and it seems to be everywhere we look.

   Construction is always happening in St. George, whether it’s on roads, buildings or sidewalks. Some construction projects can be simple, like fixing a large crack in a sidewalk, while others are long, drawn out and ...

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Posted: 8 February 2014 at 1:02 p.m.

When you see a stylish person on campus, it’s easy to develop a case of closet envy.

One stylish student causing such envy on Dixie State University’s campus is Haleigh Lovegrove, a sophomore nursing major from Sandy. Lovegrove is always wearing clothes that reflect her laid-back, outgoing and girly personality ...

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Posted: 7 February 2014 at 3:45 p.m.

The backyard of southern Utah is colossal and beautiful.

Even if you've been to Zion National Park in the past, the number of smaller canyons and spots to explore is vast compared to the hours in a day you may spend on a more popular trail.

The views almost ...

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Posted: 5 February 2014 at 8:54 p.m.

Dixie State University’s tennis team has looked far and wide for new blood to bring in to help establish a good team, and the results are starting to show.

Recruits from across the globe, including Florida, Pennsylvania, Texas, Serbia, France and others look to better Dixie State’s squad.

With only ...

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Posted: 5 February 2014 at 5:35 p.m.

A celebration was held Tuesday for the placement of the clock tower frame and for President Nadauld's services at Dixie State University.


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Posted: 5 February 2014 at 9:58 a.m.

There is a time and place for friendship, and a friendship between a man and a woman is not it. 

The people who believe men and women can be just friends with no other attachments are setting their hopes too high. Whether people like it or not, someone catches ...

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Posted: 2 February 2014 at 8:16 p.m.

Super Bowl XLVIII will go down in the history books, but not for a good reason.

From the opening snap that led to a safety for the first points of the game, to the final score 43-8 in favor of the Seattle Seahawks, it was a dismal game for the ...

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Posted: 2 February 2014 at 3:48 p.m.

Having been interpreted in many forms over the last 120 years all around the world, this version of “Hedda Gabler” was nothing short of the makings of an excellent 18th century “Gossip Girl." 

Director Michael Harding, an associate professor of theater, created a story of what can happen when ...

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Posted: 1 February 2014 at 3:36 p.m.

The use of technology is not unusual when paired with music, but when iPads and Nintendo Wii remotes enter the mix, things change.

Dixie State University’s music department held the first faculty New Music Concert at the Eccles Concert Hall Friday night. The program included six pieces. Some were composed ...

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Posted: 31 January 2014 at 8:45 a.m.

The air quality in the Wasatch Front is in crisis, and Utahans across the board should be striving for cleaner, healthier air. 

Harsh winter weather and topographic elements negatively impact the air of the Wasatch Front. While St. George is within compliance with the air standard of the Environmental ...

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Posted: 30 January 2014 at 4:48 p.m.

Even if it is 5 o’clock somewhere, you are not getting a drink anywhere in Utah before 10 a.m.

Not anything besides a Utah beer, anyhow, and I have been told by many a drinker that the 3.2 percent alcohol content (by weight, 4 percent by volume) is ...

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Posted: 29 January 2014 at 3:24 p.m.

Not all Pinterest projects turn out as picturesque as the pin leads you to believe.

My intention was to make something delicious for Super Bowl Sunday, so I took to Pinterest in search of the perfect football game treat.

While browsing the pins, I found a recipe for cute football Scotcheroos ...

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Posted: 28 January 2014 at 9:25 p.m.

I Reporter Kylea Custer went around campus asking students who they would be rooting for in this years super bowl and why they think the super bow is such a big event in our culture.


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Posted: 27 January 2014 at 10:41 a.m.

Having children is all about soiled diapers, sleepless nights, stress and stretch marks — this is not what I portray as happiness. 

An article on KSL.com titled “Are people without kids happier? New studies offer mixed picture” by Kelly Wallace and a video, also by Wallace, on CNN.com titled ...

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Posted: 23 January 2014 at 10:23 p.m.

Looking at a national statistic, students and professor at DSU were asked if they felt couples would be happier with or without children.

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Posted: 23 January 2014 at 12:45 p.m.

Snow White lived in a house with seven men, Mulan impersonated a soldier, Cinderella broke curfew to go to a dance, and no one cares because they kept their clothes on.

The mixed comments about the newest Disney film “Frozen” are unbelievable. Critics said Elsa, the older sister-turned-ice-queen,  has ...

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Posted: 22 January 2014 at 9:28 p.m.

Dixie State University students and staff can air grievances without feeling like they’re just whistling “Dixie.” 

The Silent Whistleblower Hotline provides students and staff a chance to report concerns on campus and remain anonymous. The hotline can help everyone demand a greater amount of accountability at DSU. 

Michael ...

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Posted: 21 January 2014 at 7:48 p.m.

The flu may not be a major concern of many Dixie State University students, but after three deaths during this flu season in southern Utah, perhaps it should be.

According to the Southwest Utah Public Health Department, there have been three flu-related deaths and 33 hospitalizations in southern Utah. The ...

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Posted: 17 January 2014 at 10:02 a.m.

 Reporter Benjamin Wright talked to students and professor about annoying words they hear and see.

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Posted: 16 January 2014 at 7:22 p.m.

Having the ability to state my opinions and publicly speak my mind is a right. I will always freely exercise just as I will always respect the opinions of others even if they do not match my own.

Dixie State's administration has done a fair amount of things to earn itself ...

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Posted: 15 January 2014 at 7:19 p.m.

He's in every movie, magazine, hit television show, and everyone wants to date him or wants to be him. Who is he? He is a gentleman. 

The classy gentleman dresses well, smells good, opens doors for everyone, communicates well, and has sexy confidence. Besides describing the perfect man, what ...

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Posted: 14 January 2014 at 12:38 a.m.

In addition to bringing national attention to administration at Dixie State University, Phi Beta Pi is continuing to stir the pot. 

In an article written by the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, DSU is among the 10 Worst Colleges for Free Speech in 2013. DSU is described as ...

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Posted: 12 January 2014 at 5:39 p.m.

What was once a great victory in Utah for legalizing gay marriage quickly became an incredible failure when it was taken away.

Some people’s arguments against same sex marriage may be that it ruins the sanctity of marriage and it will soon spiral down a road towards other things like ...

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Posted: 10 January 2014 at 9:17 a.m.

Attention writers and artists: The Southern Quill submission deadline is rapidly approaching.

The Southern Quill is an annual literary magazine published by Dixie State University since the 1950s. It includes short stories, non-fiction, poetry and photography submitted by citizens of southern Utah. Participants are eligible to submit up to two ...

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Posted: 17 December 2013 at 2:22 p.m.

Flori Wentzell spoke with DSUSA's Jordyn Hanevold and Shaelie Knutson about upcoming events for spring semester.


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Posted: 2 December 2013 at 6:47 a.m.

Extra credit can be used to better students — not just their grades. 

From my experience, and what I have heard from different students, extra credit given around Dixie State University takes on a more active form. I have attended a couple of events this year where I’ll ask fellow ...

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Posted: 25 November 2013 at 3:58 p.m.

The nearly three-year-long push for a tobacco-free campus culminated in a unanimous vote in favor of the ban at the recent Dixie State University board of trustees meeting.

A policy was presented to the trustees on Nov. 22 that, among other things, stated, “The use, sale, distribution, or advertising of ...

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Posted: 17 November 2013 at 8:59 p.m.

As a college student living off a lifeguard's salary, donating plasma to make a buck or two is perfectly OK by me.

The sad truth about college is students living on their own, while attending school with a part-time job, sometimes can’t make the cut whether it’s filling up gas ...

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Posted: 15 November 2013 at 8:16 a.m.

I’m a female comic book fan, and I love superhero movies.

However, in the recent lineup of superhero films, the love interests just seems unnecessary. Female roles in superhero movies should be amped up to fit with modern society.

After seeing "Thor: The Dark World," I had mixed feelings.

The ...

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Posted: 14 November 2013 at 12:26 p.m.

Flori Wentzell caught up with Student Body President Carlos Morgan and Jordyn Hanevold, the vice president of student life, to see what is in store for the rest of the semester. 


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Posted: 8 November 2013 at 11:47 p.m.

Take Back the Night brought together survivors of sexual assault to shed light on a dark matter.

Take Back the Night had its annual event Nov. 7.

History assistant professor Joel Lewis has been involved with Take Back the Night for almost twenty years. Take Back the Night started in ...

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Posted: 7 November 2013 at 9:28 p.m.

Lack of visibility and awareness cause most car accidents around Dixie State University.

Students can avoid being in a car accident by following driving guidelines and avoiding certain areas of campus.  

Eldon Gibb, DSU campus police officer, said the amount of accidents on campus this year has been about ...

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Posted: 6 November 2013 at 7:28 p.m.

What may at first glance look like an ordinary house on Santa Clara Drive is actually a quaint restaurant run by Santa Clara resident Herb Basso.

From the relaxed island music and pleasing spiced smells, to the clean, serene and welcoming atmosphere, it hits you instantly that Basso's hideaway ...

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Posted: 1 November 2013 at 3:44 a.m.

Career day takes place Nov. 12th for any interested members in the community. 

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Posted: 30 October 2013 at 9:39 p.m.

Mass use of Dixie State University’s Wi-Fi from multiple devices has caused consistent Internet unavailability on campus. 

Kai Anderson, a junior CIT major from St. George, said DSU Wi-Fi comprises three servers: RedStorm, DSUhotspot and DSUguest. Students, faculty and guests on campus use Wi-Fi. Anderson said he believes because ...

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Posted: 28 October 2013 at 2:01 p.m.

From a smooth show of Miss Dixie to a winning football game, Dixie State University’s Homecoming entertained students.

Homecoming took place last week and started Oct. 21 and ended on Oct. 26.

Annmarie Arrdizone, a sophomore nursing major from Las Vegas, said the drive-in movie was the highlight for her.

"It was ...
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Posted: 27 October 2013 at 7:37 p.m.

Halloween is not just for the creeps and the killers but for anyone willing to let loose.

This holiday seems to get bad reviews because it supposedly instills fear into people.

Halloween is a day where people can enjoy being a little frightened and get the chance to be someone ...

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Posted: 23 October 2013 at 2:51 p.m.

Graduation deadlines are approaching, and graduation preparation tools can help make the process easier.


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Posted: 20 October 2013 at 9:23 p.m.

The 2013 Pansy Hardy Speech to Entertain competition is up-and-coming on Dixie State University campus.

The participants of the speech competition this year will have to cultivate a speech that will entertain the competition. It is required to be between eight–10 minutes. 

The speech competition will take place Nov ...

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Posted: 20 October 2013 at 7:08 p.m.

With hands raised in the air, people embraced clouds of neon-colored chalk Saturday at the spiritual color festival.

People who are familiar with this Indian tradition will know it as the Holi Festival. The festival celebrates winter passing and spring coming.

In this region, the Holi Festival, or the color ...

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Posted: 17 October 2013 at 4:50 p.m.

Students at Dixie State University talk about their Halloween costumes this year and whether buying or making them is the better choice.

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Posted: 8 October 2013 at 11:45 p.m.

Southern Utah Pole Dance brings a new type of exercise to St. George.


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Posted: 5 October 2013 at 11:37 a.m.

The Rush is a new club for people to go let off some steam, listen to music and dance.


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Posted: 3 October 2013 at 8 p.m.

A student-teacher relationship is beneficial in many ways.


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Posted: 3 October 2013 at 5:42 p.m.

“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter,” said Sue Kimball, Founder of the Erin Kimball Memorial Foundation, quoting Martin Luther King.

A Night of Domestic Violence Awareness and Candlelight Vigil, put together by the Washington County Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Coalition ...

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Posted: 1 October 2013 at 11:35 a.m.

With all the talk of government shutdowns, people being denied health care and porn being illegal in St. George (don’t worry—that was just a hoax), it’s sometimes hard to find something positive on which to focus. 

Thank heaven the St. George Marathon is just days away.

Nothing rids my ...

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Posted: 25 September 2013 at 8:27 p.m.

I talked to students about their opinions on slut shaming.


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Posted: 24 September 2013 at 2:56 p.m.

Republicans do not want new taxes on corporations or billionaires. They ignore the 22 percent of U.S. children living below the poverty level and fail to realize over 45 million Americans live below the poverty level. They have pursued anti-women policies and opposed increasing the minimum wage for decades ...

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Posted: 24 September 2013 at 11:25 a.m.

   The university’s first official board of trustees meeting didn’t yield many changes, but one proposed campus additions may lead to student fee increases in the future, and a new entity on campus seeks to aid students, faculty and staff who feel discriminated against.

   Dixie State University officials proposed ...

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Posted: 22 September 2013 at 12:50 p.m.

   Student government is putting on Political Involvement Week to get students more involved and informed about the political world.

   Political Involvement Week began Monday and ends Friday with activities around campus to raise political awareness. Students are encouraged to go out and participate in events: such as a ...

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Posted: 19 September 2013 at 9:12 p.m.

Theater students prepare themselves for the upcoming play "James and the Giant Peach". 


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Posted: 18 September 2013 at 9:11 p.m.

The Spot brings indoor bouldering to St. George.




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Posted: 16 September 2013 at 10:08 a.m.

President Barack Obama sought approval from The House of Representatives to take military action against the Syrian government for using chemical weapons on its own people on Tuesday.

House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., both came together—a rare bipartisan agreement—and supported Obama’s plan.

Obama said ...

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Posted: 12 September 2013 at 2:09 p.m.

Dixie State University students seeking health advice and assistance can find it just around the block.

St. George professionals in various fields placed booths in the Gardner Center Ballroom for the Health and Wellness Fair Sept. 11. Promoting their services to students and locals, these doctors, educators and entrepreneurs painted ...

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Posted: 9 September 2013 at 1:54 a.m.

Ben Esplin, 23, from St. George, asked me to find a restaurant with a menu item most people wouldn’t normally order unless they wanted to get sick. Usually these items are for breaking store records to get a free T-shirt or a picture on the wall.

Luckily for Esplin, I’ve ...

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Posted: 9 September 2013 at 12:30 a.m.

The university status can be exciting for any school, but with a new status, change should come, too.

Moving from Dixie State College to Dixie State University was supposed to lead to what I thought would be many new plans on campus. Newer programs, events, equipment, and a higher student ...

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Posted: 7 September 2013 at 8:11 p.m.

DOCUTAH came to Dixie State University.

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Posted: 5 September 2013 at 6:20 p.m.

New clubs on campus, from Chemistry club to "Minecraft" club, give students a variety of choices of clubs to participate in this year.

Brandon Lewis, a senior business major from Coalville and the vice president of clubs, said there are numerous prospective clubs that would be, if they follow the ...

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Posted: 4 September 2013 at 11:11 p.m.

Thousands of retired workers are finally getting the injury compensation that has eluded them for decades, and current football players are now playing in a much safer environment, including here at Dixie State University.

The National Football League agreed to a $765 million settlement on Aug. 29 with former players ...

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Posted: 4 September 2013 at 7:41 a.m.

There is not a philosophy department per se at Dixie State University, and as an avid reader of the classics and philosophy, I would like to share my philosophy of every day living on campus. 

First and foremost, the desire to attain knowledge is universal. Though this is a factor ...

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Posted: 3 September 2013 at 6:23 p.m.

The D-Crew car hits Dixie State University's campus.

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Posted: 31 August 2013 at 4:54 p.m.

Jordan gives “Getaway” a thumbs down.   

If you want a film that has multiple car crashes, some explosions and fast driving, “Getaway” is the film for you.

As I watched the trailer for “Getaway,” I thought it would be a good one to review, but as ...

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Posted: 29 August 2013 at 3:17 p.m.

Students join in on laser tag for this week's Wednes-D event.

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Posted: 27 August 2013 at 7:09 p.m.

In the immortal words of Scrooge McDuck: “Heavenly heather! The genie in the magic lamp! The fortunes I could own!” 

As a poor college student, money seems to be a constant concern. However, once a semester students can accept large amounts of money with financial aid with no upfront ...

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Posted: 23 August 2013 at 11:50 a.m.

Our message to the student government is simple: Be a part of us, not apart from us.

The purpose of a student government is to represent the students in collegiate matters, and we hope for nothing less this year. To our new executive council: You have an opportunity to be ...

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Posted: 22 August 2013 at 1:43 p.m.

He is a goalkeeper, an avid biker, a snowboarder, a wakeboarder and now Athlete of the Month.

The Dixie State University men’s soccer coaches decided that Tyler Walters, a senior criminal justice major from Ogden, deserves to be the Athlete of the Month for August because Walters has excelled on ...

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Posted: 22 August 2013 at 12:30 p.m.

Red Rock Swing Academy holds weekly swing dance lessons on the water tank. 


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Posted: 20 August 2013 at 10:23 a.m.

Students discuss what they are most excited about for the Foam Dance this Friday.

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Posted: 20 August 2013 at 8:52 a.m.

Big decisions impacting Dixie State University's students are about to be made, and odds are most of the students won't take any part in the decisions.

But it's not because they won't have the opportunity.

Washington County general elections are on Nov. 5, and voters will ...

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Posted: 16 August 2013 at 3:49 p.m.

Flori Wentzell spoke to incoming freshmen about what they are looking forward to at Dixie.

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Posted: 14 August 2013 at 6:56 p.m.

Disc jockey Marcus Wing and 55 gallons of foam solution is set to contribute to the traditional Foam Dance this Friday.

The Foam Dance, the first dance of the school year hosted by Dixie State University, will welcome new and old students.

Brandon Price, a senior mass communication major from ...

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Posted: 13 August 2013 at 3:34 p.m.

If you're looking for a hike to get your blood flowing without draining your energy completely, Shinob Kibe is the hike you want.

Every step of Shinob Kibe's 3,228 foot trail will throw your mind in a whirl. There is so much to see and explore. As ...

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Posted: 25 April 2013 at 2:22 p.m.

After four years of drudgery, many graduates eagerly anticipate the swells of the “Pomp and Circumstance Marches” as they finish up finals and projects.

However, the reality for many college graduates is less than exciting. According to a report from The Huffington Post, one in two college graduates are jobless ...

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Posted: 24 April 2013 at 10:38 a.m.

I don’t remember what it was like as a baby, but I took a glimpse into what it may have been like.

An anonymous source requested I delve into the life of infantilism. This person lives a secret life as an adult baby and has felt scrutinized from others because ...

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Posted: 23 April 2013 at 5:26 p.m.

Whether it's for self-defense or a good laugh, a stun gun is a good item to have around.

Dustin Campbell, from St. George, bought a Taser while traveling through Las Vegas. After startling a handful of people lounging in the living room, he turned to me, clicking the Taser slightly ...

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Posted: 23 April 2013 at 5:16 p.m.
Dixie Sun News asked 100 students for advice about what to do over the summer. Click on the graphic to see the results. ...read more

Posted: 23 April 2013 at 5:03 p.m.

Coaches are a source of motivation in all sports, but at Dixie State University there have been many changes among the coaching staff.

Within the past year, DSU has seen coaching changes in women’s basketball, men’s basketball, women’s soccer, men’s golf and rugby. It has also seen changes the past ...

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Posted: 23 April 2013 at 4:53 p.m.

One woman has critical advice for students after being physically assaulted in her own apartment at Rebel’s Roost: Lock your doors.

Kt Hiester, a freshman health science major from Brigham City, was asleep on her couch April 15 when an intruder entered through her unlocked front door at roughly 4 ...

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Posted: 21 April 2013 at 5:54 p.m.

Academic departments will be doing musical chairs during the summer and fall semesters as campus projects finish and as more space becomes available.

The Edward H. and Idonna E. Snow Science Center is one of the larger projects that began this semester and is expected to be ready for students ...

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Posted: 21 April 2013 at 5:41 p.m.

Dixie State University's tutors are always willing to help, but some students are getting the tutors' role twisted.

DSU offers students free help with homework in the form of the Writing Center and Tutoring Center. The point of these services is not for students to have somebody else do ...

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Posted: 19 April 2013 at 10:55 a.m.

Dancer, actor and singer Kelby Morrison is a member of Raging Red. Multimedia reporter Kylee Young spoke to her about her favorite performing experiences and how she spends her free time.

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Posted: 16 April 2013 at 4:42 p.m.

That mid-April money boost is plumping students' wallets. 

Coinciding with the semester's end, tax return seasois fueling students' travel plans and can provide a safety net for future investments and career choices. 

Shandon Gubler, associate professor of business, said students should keep money-saving in mind ...

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Posted: 16 April 2013 at 4:38 p.m.

The nightlife in St. George gets a little spicier and family oriented all at the same time.

Applebee’s is a restaurant with more than 2,000 locations nationwide. It brings in customers with its neighborhood barbecue atmosphere but has been bringing in a different type of customer lately. At the ...

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Posted: 16 April 2013 at 4:34 p.m.

Yelling, shoving, kicking, cursing and throwing basketballs at players are just some of the things Rutgers head basketball coach Mike Rice did during practices.

A video was publicly released on “Outside the Lines” on ESPN that showed Rice abusing his student athletes. This isn’t the first time this has happened ...

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Posted: 15 April 2013 at 9:38 a.m.
Multimdedia reporter Calvin Smith spoke with soccer player Aarika Andersen about her progression from playing the game in high school to today.  ...read more

Posted: 14 April 2013 at 6:12 p.m.

Society pictures a beauty queen as a perfect face with a stick figure, but I’m here to knock out that stereotype.

First, I do not agree with the term beauty queen. There is so much more than beauty when it comes to a refined young woman competing for a pageant ...

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Posted: 14 April 2013 at 5:58 p.m.

It takes a great man with several amazing talents to push through the hatred of so many other men and still fuel the love he has for baseball.

I watched the trailer for “42” last week, unaware of what it was exactly, having neglected my education of baseball history up ...

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Posted: 10 April 2013 at 9:46 a.m.

Old wives' tales about cure-all remedies can provide a good laugh, but home remedies are sometimes useful for certain ailments.

From the ridiculous to the practical, home remedies can actually hold medicinal properties by helping with certain conditions.

Under the weather

Feeling sick, whether it be a cough, sore throat or congestion, can make ...

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Posted: 10 April 2013 at 9:45 a.m.

Warm weather brings students outside but could be considered dangerous.

 One of the perks of coming to Dixie State University is the warm climate. However, while the warm weather can be nice, it is important for students to stay safe while participating in activities outside. 

Christian Hildebrandt, director of ...

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Posted: 10 April 2013 at 9:40 a.m.

Mazie Ludlow spoke to tennis player Ashley Anderson about what puts her in full swing for the season.

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Posted: 10 April 2013 at 9:34 a.m.
Finals week is quickly approaching, which means it's time to study. Reporter Michael Seery spoke with students and faculty about the best plans of attack when it comes to taking the last tests of the semester. ...read more

Posted: 9 April 2013 at 4:58 p.m.

Though the rain washed away the chalk, it didn’t wash away the Dixie State University Student Association’s plans for D-Week.

Due to bad weather conditions, the D-Week kick-off, which involved clubs and students drawing with chalk by the fountain, was canceled.

“It was disappointing that the weather wasn’t good,” ...

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Posted: 9 April 2013 at 4:55 p.m.

A jersey is a great way to identify a favorite team, a favorite player and now to come together as a student body on Wednesdays.

After getting its start from three students wearing a jersey on a given Wednesday, it has grown into a part of Dixie life. After adding ...

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Posted: 6 April 2013 at 9:22 p.m.

As long as the cast stays consistent and the entertainment keeps on coming, audiences will always want more of a good thing where movies are concerned.

Sequels are intended to continue a good story on a new front. They are the continuation of familiarity with new aspects, jokes and adventures ...

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Posted: 6 April 2013 at 8:57 p.m.

Multimedia Editor Flori Wentzell spoke with golfer Jesse Porch about his love of the game and this year's season. 

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Posted: 6 April 2013 at 8:46 p.m.

The Dixie State University Student Association is focusing more on student involvement when it comes to this year’s D-Week.

By using social media and talking to every student they see, the D-Week committee members are making sure students get involved in all the planned activities.

“College is some of the ...

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Posted: 5 April 2013 at 8:20 a.m.
Multimedia reporter Calvin Smith caught up with Dixie State University's parkour club members. The club is now fully sanctioned by the college, but members say campus security still checks up on them to make sure their wavers are valid. ...read more

Posted: 5 April 2013 at 8:07 a.m.

Multimedia reporter Calvin Smith spoke with student entrepreneurs about balancing work and school.  

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Posted: 5 April 2013 at 2:55 a.m.

Students and faculty voted on the Club Chili Competition. Reporter Robby Briggs spoke with contestants and tasters to see what made the perfect chili.

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Posted: 3 April 2013 at 9:31 a.m.

St. George is about to become San Francisco, and this year it will be 1951.

A forgotten historic sports story is being revealed on the big screen. “The Dons”  is a movie based on the 1951 University of San Francisco football team,  which lost funding for its football program ...

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Posted: 3 April 2013 at 9:29 a.m.
Multimedia reporter Calvin Smith spoke with students about the Thurs"D" activities and how successful they feel the events have been so far.  ...read more

Posted: 2 April 2013 at 4:07 p.m.

One tablespoon of vanilla.

One cup of vinegar.

Two tablespoons of cinnamon.

One tablespoon of chili powder.

A pinch of insanity.

That’s a recipe for a crazy fool like myself.

I’m calling this next challenge the Table-Top-Double-Dog-Dare. Do not attempt to do any of the following, as all of the ...

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Posted: 2 April 2013 at 12:55 p.m.

Parting ways is hard—particularly leaving the fluffier family members whose barks and purrs echo through memories.

Students who say goodbye to parents, siblings and friends when departing for college compensate through texting and brief phone calls. These methods may work, but certain relationships are more complicated: those with pets.

“I ...

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Posted: 2 April 2013 at 12:34 p.m.

One thing I love about a good story is when humanity is at its most vulnerable and weakest points.

 “The Host” does just that.

This movie has been highly anticipated for a while because of its popularity as a book. Now, I love books with all my heart, and I ...

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Posted: 2 April 2013 at 10:06 a.m.

Students who have great business ideas but no one to pitch them to are getting a chance to do just that. 

Opportunity Quest is holding its first Business Innovation Competition where students can put together a business presentation and pitch it to potential investors. And the team with the best ...

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Posted: 1 April 2013 at 9:41 a.m.

Running, obstacles and mud—these are just a few of the features of upcoming running events around Washington County.

Between Dixie State University’s annual Great Race, the Hurricane Mud Run and the ROTC’s Heroes Havoc, student runners can look forward to staying fit and having fun.

The Great Race is a ...

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Posted: 28 March 2013 at 6:51 p.m.

Challenging himself physically and mentally has brought Khalob Spotten into the world of dance.

Spotten, a freshman pre-engineering major from St. George, is a scholarship dancer for the Dixie State University Dance Company.

Spotten began ballroom dancing at fifteen and continued the interest into college, enrolling in one of DSU’s ...

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Posted: 27 March 2013 at 9:55 a.m.

It’s always nice to find something lost years ago in an unexpected place, but this was not the case for a St. George man who found a burger he had purchased years ago in a coat pocket.

Dave Whipple, a sophomore general education major from St. George, purchased the hamburger ...

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Posted: 25 March 2013 at 9:20 a.m.

While people get tattoos or piercings for many different reasons, many don’t often know what to consider when they first get a body modification.

The first things people should consider when getting a tattoo or piercing are “what” and “where.” Are you going with your average ear piercing, or ...

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Posted: 25 March 2013 at 8:45 a.m.

Springtimeis approaching the St. George area. Reporter Kylee Young talked to students about what they're most looking forward to this spring.

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Posted: 25 March 2013 at 7:58 a.m.

Multimedia editor Flori Wentzell talked to tennis player Lindsey Jones about her upcoming season, how she connects with her teammates, and what her plans are for the future in this week's player profile.

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Posted: 19 March 2013 at 2:11 p.m.

I respect the blind a little more after Brittany Haun from Spanish Fork suggested through the Request Robby Facebook page that I live a whole day blindfolded. 

I took this request as a 24-hour challenge to experience a day in the life of a blind person. I went to ...

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Posted: 18 March 2013 at 8:43 a.m.

Unheard Voices is shedding new light on the diversity that is Dixie State University.

The Dixie Forum is a lecture series designed to introduce students to diverse ideas and to widen their world views. The spring series is called Unheard Voices, and it provides exposure to alternative ideas, reinforcing personal values ...

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Posted: 18 March 2013 at 8:10 a.m.

Playing “Farmville” and keeping in touch with friends and family aren’t the only things Dixie State University students can use social media sites for.

Social networking platforms offer users a variety of different benefits if they are willing to look for them.

Assistant CIT professor Joe Francom said marketing and ...

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Posted: 18 March 2013 at 8:03 a.m.

The humor in “The Incredible Burt Wonderstone” is even less sufficient than I anticipated and doesn't quite meet my standards of hilarity.

When choosing which movie to review this week, I decided to go with one that I was fairly certain I wouldn’t like. Maybe it would prove itself to me ...

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Posted: 18 March 2013 at 7:28 a.m.

Multimedia reporter Amber English talked to senior softball pitcher Katie Coffey about what got her interested in the sport and what she does when she's not on the field.

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Posted: 12 March 2013 at 11:08 a.m.

The Inter Club Council elected the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps as club of the month for March.

The winner was announced during the council held on March 5. According to the council, the ROTC is very active in activities and service around campus.

“ROTC is a great club and organization ...

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Posted: 12 March 2013 at 11:03 a.m.

As the lights faded to black, the crowd at Dixie State University roared for Macklemore.

Welcome to The Heist.

A little rain did nothing to deter the fans of Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Friday at the second stop of the MTVU’s tour to the 2013 Woodie Awards.

The persistent overcast threatened ...

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Posted: 6 March 2013 at 6:17 p.m.

In opposite sex friendships, establishing and maintaining boundaries is key for a healthy relationship.

Each relationship is different, but communicating certain boundaries within that friendship can prevent it from escalating to something more if it’s not wanted.

Tim Eicher, associate professor of family studies, said to avoid taking the relationship ...

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Posted: 5 March 2013 at 4:18 p.m.

The decision of whether or not Dixie State University will become the first public institution in Utah to have a tobacco-free campus is drawing ever closer.

After three years of progress, members of the Student Senate consider the Tobacco-Free Campus Initiative ready for the board of trustees’ vote.

The initiative ...

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Posted: 5 March 2013 at 4:15 p.m.
Multimedia Reporter Calvin Smith spoke with one of the people responsible for turning the white "D" red. Campus security officials have said the incident is not considered vandalism because no property was damaged.  ...read more

Posted: 5 March 2013 at 7:58 a.m.

Filmmakers have been adapting books into films for decades; It’s no wonder people are turning toward the big screen when it comes to literature.

While many will admit to loving a good read now and then, popular books are being turned into film adaptations, leaving the need for the written ...

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Posted: 5 March 2013 at 7:48 a.m.

Dixie State University has locked up the No. 1 seed in its first ever Pacific West Conference Tournament.

The Red Storm will have a bye for the first day of the three-day tournament beginning March 7. DSU will play either the No. 4 seed, Dominican University of California, or the ...

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Posted: 3 March 2013 at 7:13 a.m.
Social media editor Keshara Bjorkman spoke with students, fitness trainers and a gym owner to discover some of the best advice for anyone and everyone working on exercising and having good overall health. ...read more

Posted: 3 March 2013 at 6:21 a.m.
Sleep Deprivation is an issue occurring among most college students. Multimedia reporter Michael Seery spoke with students and faculty about why it's important to be aware of the risks associated with not getting enough sleep. ...read more

Posted: 1 March 2013 at 4:27 a.m.

The newest Honors Program will offer a challenging curriculum and a different classroom experience for students in the fall. 

Smaller class sizes and mentoring by honors faculty are just a few of the benefits students in the program will receive. Students will also have more opportunities for undergraduate research ...

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Posted: 27 February 2013 at 10:38 a.m.

Multimedia reporter Calvin Smith spoke with military representatives who came to Dixie State University's campus to train soldiers in the event that a weapon of mass destruction is used. 

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Posted: 27 February 2013 at 10:34 a.m.

A ride to class plus a chance to win free stuff can be yours if the timing is right.

A driver of a golf cart will offer to give you a ride to class if you are willing to answer questions about DSU and national news for a prize. The ...

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Posted: 27 February 2013 at 9:52 a.m.

Dixie Sun News multimedia reporter Kylee Young spoke with junior forward Dalton Groskreutz basketball and the determination of the team in this week's Player Profile.

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Posted: 27 February 2013 at 9:49 a.m.

From whispering jokes to mak ing fashion statements, students may disrupt class in numerous ways, and blurred perceptions make dealing with distractions more difficult.

Hurricane Middle School made national headlines when administrators removed a student from classes because her hair color was too distracting. Administrators informed the 15-year-old student her ...

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Posted: 26 February 2013 at 7:35 a.m.

Multimedia Reporter Robby Briggs talks to Chad Gough about rugby in this week's Player Profile.

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Posted: 26 February 2013 at 7:25 a.m.

There is only one more season game for Dixie State University against Point Loma Nazarene University before the conference tournament begins.

The Red Storm will go to San Diego to take on Point Loma Nazarene University on March 2. The Sea Lions have struggled this year and have taken five ...

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Posted: 25 February 2013 at 7:19 p.m.

I’m offering a position that pays $3 an hour; the requirements are, but not subject to, wandering the streets aimlessly dressed in haggard clothes.

Rodney Havens from St. George posted a request at Facebook.com/RequestRobby

“Robby, I'm requesting you to try pretending that you’re homeless and see ...

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Posted: 25 February 2013 at 6:21 p.m.

Sometimes the previews before the film are just as worthy of watch time as the film itself.

When I see a movie, I’m always early so I absolutely do not miss the previews. If you have ever been in a movie theater with me at the time a trailer starts ...

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Posted: 22 February 2013 at 11:25 a.m.

Elizabeth Smart is coming to Dixie State University Feb. 23 to inspire female students and community members with her story.

Smart, who was abducted at the age of 14 in 2002 and held prisoner for nine months before returning to her family, is expected to be the closing keynote speaker ...

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Posted: 19 February 2013 at 5:50 p.m.

The Red Storm are looking to come back stronger against Brigham Young University-Hawaii after its first loss in 10 games.

The nine-game winning streak has come to an end, but the Red Storm men’s basketball team won’t relinquish its aspirations in becoming outright PacWest Conference Champions for the second straight ...

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Posted: 19 February 2013 at 5:47 p.m.

A new production company is setting the stage for the party beats.

Staff working for the Heart of Dixie have put together several events for college-age students since co-owner Jared Kaddington started the business with his wife mid-year 2012. Kaddington said he started the company as a better alternative for ...

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Posted: 19 February 2013 at 5:45 p.m.
Dixie State University's bookstore held an event that pitted the college's cutest couples against each other in a mad dash for store stuff. Multimedia reporter Michael Seery spoke with the contestants and the sponsors about this inaugural event. ...read more

Posted: 18 February 2013 at 12:38 p.m.

St. George's warmer weather will mean residents will start dressing for spring much earlier. Social media editor Keshara Bjorkman spoke with students about their plans for spring attire.

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Posted: 13 February 2013 at 10:54 a.m.

Guilty pleasures come in many shapes and sizes, and television programs are no exception. Multimedia reporter Michael Seery spoke with students about TV shows they're addicted to and why.

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Posted: 13 February 2013 at 9:48 a.m.

According to The New York Times, partying on college campus has decreased over the past several years. Multimedia editor Flori Wentzell spoke to students to see if this was the case at Dixie State College. 

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Posted: 13 February 2013 at 9:45 a.m.

Students taking notice of the warmer weather are getting ready to participate in sports and activities outside.

Already the weather has started to get warmer. Groups of students are getting together to do anything from pickleball to rock climbing. 

Students are starting to search for anything involving the outdoors ...

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Posted: 13 February 2013 at 2:32 a.m.

Dixie State College’s Army ROTC will host a freedom run for anyone who would express his or her love of freedom by running a 5k at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 16.

Organizers of the running event will throw red, white and blue powder paint onto to the runners’ ...

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Posted: 12 February 2013 at 11:12 a.m.

Women know how to live.

I’ve always considered the life of a lady as something alien. Some women put a lot of effort and money into pampering; it’s farfetched. I wanted a glimpse into why women do what they do to look and feel fabulous.

I journeyed into unknown territory ...

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Posted: 11 February 2013 at 5 a.m.

Multimedia reporter Kylee Young spoke with center Mandy Munns about her journey to Dixie and her experience playing college ball in this week's Player Profile.

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Posted: 11 February 2013 at 4:05 a.m.

Presenting research prepares students for graduate programs and study-related career paths, but opportunities to do so are often rare.

The annual Undergraduate Research Day takes place April 8, and abstract review submissions for presentation spots close Feb. 25. Dixie State College students are invited to take part in a process ...

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Posted: 9 February 2013 at 12:24 p.m.

“Warm Bodies” has presented the world with a lovely, unconventional saga of forbidden love and zombies.

Though it is an uncommon story, its main theme of inner conflict with oneself is nothing new. The challenges of a person’s surroundings and circumstances when it comes to fighting for love and freedom ...

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Posted: 6 February 2013 at 9:53 a.m.
Multimedia reporter Michael Seery spoke with staff and students about the Snow Science Center construction. Find out how the new building is helping students. ...read more

Posted: 6 February 2013 at 6:49 a.m.

I am a picky person to dine with no matter the venue.

From fast food to the finest restaurants, I am aware of the experience from the moment I walk in the door.

I am extremely particular about where I sit, who is serving me, cleanliness of china, glass and ...

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Posted: 6 February 2013 at 6:41 a.m.

“What’s up?”

“I need 2 talk 2 u!”

People are connected 24/7 through social media and texting. Communication in relationships has changed dramatically throughout time as people now utilize technology as an immediate, less-personal way to send a message to a loved one. 

“There are a ...

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Posted: 5 February 2013 at 2:05 p.m.

The Red Storm men’s basketball team is looking to maintain its position atop the Pacific West Conference with a win against the Academy of Art on Feb. 9.

Dixie State boasts a seven-game winning streak and a 9-1 record in conference play. Academy of Art is at 4-6 in the ...

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Posted: 4 February 2013 at 6:20 p.m.
Multimedia reporter Michael Seery talked to Dixie State College students and staff about the pros and cons of student loans. Find out if the government loans are helping or hindering. ...read more

Posted: 4 February 2013 at 6:15 p.m.

Dixie State College's Career Week will be full of networking opportunities and company executives.

During Career Week, starting Feb. 11, there will be workshops, luncheons and the career and internship fair.

Beginning Feb. 11 and 12 a noon, there will be a workshop dealing with what students do during ...

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Posted: 4 February 2013 at 5:58 p.m.

Dixie State College students might be seeing more defibrillators on campus in the next year.

J.D. Robertson, director of financial aid, brought forth a proposal to the DSC Student Association for 25 cents to be added to student fees each semester in order to add 20 more defibrillators on campus.

A defibrillator ...

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Posted: 4 February 2013 at 9:52 a.m.
Students struggling with drug and alcohol issues now have a resource in Alcoholics Anonymous. Multimedia reporter Calvin Smith spoke to those who are utilizing AA. ...read more

Posted: 31 January 2013 at 5:51 p.m.

Men’s basketball center Zach Robbins is not a man of many words, so he spoke through the game when he helped bring in the recent triple digit-win against Pacifica University.

Robbins not only posted 12 points and seven rebounds for Dixie State College’s record-breaking game on Jan. 2, but he ...

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Posted: 30 January 2013 at 9:50 a.m.

What do you do?

Commonly, the third question one individual will ask another person is what he or she does for a living.    

Whether the intended answer is for work, school or leisure, the question is ridiculous and only invites a short, vague answer.

What do I do ...

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Posted: 30 January 2013 at 9:48 a.m.

A person doesn’t have to be in a relationship to appreciate a good love song.

Tastes in music and artists vary as much as tastes in people, and there seems to be specially tailored love songs for almost every genre of music. Even people who prefer the deep beats of ...

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Posted: 30 January 2013 at 9:46 a.m.

During the time between the holiday season and the warm weather of spring, students are searching for almost anything to do.

Students might think the only thing to look forward to is classes. The weather is colder than usual and it feels like there are less students hanging ...

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Posted: 30 January 2013 at 9:41 a.m.

Student retention is crucial for a college’s success, and Dixie State College administration has implemented an additional resource to keep retention numbers up. 

Starfish is an online program designed to alert students if they begin to perform poorly in courses. The program is designed so instructors can continually update ...

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Posted: 30 January 2013 at 3:44 a.m.

With the two teams finally announced, football fans all across the United States have one thing on their minds: Super Bowl XLVII.

“It’ll be fun to see who wins,” said Jaden Byron, a freshman psychology major from Los Angeles. “I’m not rooting for any team, but the game is ...

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Posted: 27 January 2013 at 6:02 p.m.

Dixie Sun News Multimedia Editor spoke with students and asked them their opinions of Dixie Sun News' publication of a sex column.

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Posted: 27 January 2013 at 4:50 p.m.

“Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters” is a fine example of a not-so-normal twist on a grimly classic tale.

Not to say that the twist was horrible, but the movie as a whole was not far off from such. That being said, I loved it.

The fairytale nature of the ...

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Posted: 23 January 2013 at 5:12 a.m.

Dixie State College’s theater program is presenting two new plays this semester along with future activities planned for students.

The first play students are performing is Shakespeare’s "Henry V" but with some variations.

Mark Houser, chair of the fine arts department and director of the theater program, said "Henry V" will ...

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Posted: 23 January 2013 at 5:05 a.m.

Some people may cheer “hurray for Dixie” now the future name of the institution has been selected, and many students are sounding the tune as well. 

The board, surrounded by members of elected state and community representatives, chose the name over three other options presented by Sorenson Advertising after ...

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Posted: 23 January 2013 at 5:04 a.m.

Dixie State College looks to sweep the season series against Azusa Pacific University at home on Saturday.

The men’s basketball team beat Azusa Pacific 85-57 on Jan. 12.  After a blowout win against a Pacific West opponent, the Red Storm’s coach is taking the steps to make sure the ...

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Posted: 23 January 2013 at 5:03 a.m.

"Pantspocalypse" has come and gone, but its magnifying effect on discussion surrounding gender roles within The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints continues. 

All-Enlisted, a Facebook group dedicated to the support and advocating of Mormon feminists, launched the Facebook page "Wear Pants to Church Day," which designated Dec ...

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Posted: 23 January 2013 at 4:58 a.m.

Rednecks: They're not just stuff of backwoods lore anymore—they've gone mainstream.

Television producers have been developing more unique shows featuring these folk whose everyday lives are outrageous. Animal Planet, the History Channel, CMT, the Discovery Channel, TLC, A&E and NatGeo have all hopped on the blue collar bandwagon ...

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Posted: 23 January 2013 at 4:15 a.m.

Whether or not you live in the dorms, your own apartment or with your parents, finding a productive environment to study in can be difficult.

Having a productive living space can help keep you focused on your studying, which in turn can help you maintain good grades.

“I recommend the ...

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Posted: 21 January 2013 at 6:24 p.m.

Welcome to Dixie State University.

At least, that’s what the college will be known as if it continues on its path to university status. 

In one of the most anticipated board of trustees meeting in Dixie State College’s history, the institution’s new name was motioned, seconded and then voted ...

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Posted: 21 January 2013 at 6:19 p.m.

Multimedia reporter Kylee Young spoke with students about their goals for the upcoming year. Find out what their goals are and who's still on track.

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Posted: 17 January 2013 at 12:02 p.m.
Robby Briggs, Dixie Sun News multimedia reporter, spoke with students about their favorite childhood actors and TV shows and how entertainment preferences change with age. ...read more

Posted: 17 January 2013 at 11:51 a.m.

Flori Wentzell, Dixie Sun News multimedia editor, spoke with shortstop Tyler Slesk in this week's Player Profile. 

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Posted: 15 January 2013 at 5 p.m.

Angela Kristensen has recently been removed from her position as head women’s basketball coach.

Athletic Director Jason Boothe said Kristensen has violated many department policies over time, and if ignored would have left the program to NCAA sanctions. He said the institution is highlighting that honestly and integrity is most ...

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Posted: 13 January 2013 at 10:17 a.m.
Dixie's Got Talent will take place Jan. 23 and 24. Dixie Sun News multimedia reporter Amber English spoke with some of the contestants about their goals for this year's competition. ...read more

Posted: 11 January 2013 at 11:27 a.m.

Months of research culminated in the big reveal of Dixie State College’s potential new name Wednesday night.

Erik Sorenson of Sorenson Advertising gave the firm’s recommendations via the public presentation at the Cox Auditorium. The agency’s top four recommendations for the school’s name as it transitions into a university are ...

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Posted: 11 January 2013 at 11:10 a.m.
Many students are looking for their place on campus, and some find it through clubs. With the variety of people at Dixie State College, some students have created new clubs to cater to some unique crowds. Watch the video to check out what's new with clubs this semester. ...read more

Posted: 10 January 2013 at 12:57 p.m.

Dixie Sun reporter Kylee Young talks with softball catcher Marla Reiter.

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Posted: 10 January 2013 at 12:15 p.m.

Dixie Sun News multimedia reporter Amber English spoke to students and medical professionals about the best ways to prevent illness during flu season.

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Posted: 10 January 2013 at 12:12 p.m.

This month's featured Artist Anna Oakden got her start in photography but is excelling at sculpture and ceramics. Dixie Sun News spoke with Oakden and art faculty about her education and career.

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Posted: 10 January 2013 at 12:09 p.m.

With all of the changes with becoming a University, students share their views on what it means to live the Dixie Life.

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Posted: 8 January 2013 at 8:23 a.m.

The Dixie State College community has bantered about changes taking place on campus, which could potentially change the existing Dixie lifestyle.

DSC students associate “Dixie” with many different definitions, but some common themes are the warm weather, the cheap tuition and the vibe of a tight-knit community.

“Dixie applies to ...

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Posted: 16 December 2012 at 11:58 a.m.
Students take a blind taste test to see if they can differentiate between brand name foods and their store brand counterparts.  ...read more

Posted: 16 December 2012 at 11:54 a.m.

As Dixie State College students and faculty become more aware of the changes occurring on campus, some people have voiced strong opinions as to whether Dixie should remain in the name of the university-to-be.

Community members, students and college faculty gathered across the street from the Cox Auditorium for a silent awareness ...

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Posted: 16 December 2012 at 11:45 a.m.

Finals are complete, and students share their experiences with the last tests of the semester.

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Posted: 14 December 2012 at 2:28 p.m.

As the holiday season comes around, people have already started planning their Christmas vacations.

From going on trips to trimming trees, people have their own different traditions.

Some of the more popular and common things people like to do around this time include looking at Christmas lights, skiing on the ...

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Posted: 14 December 2012 at 2:07 p.m.

Dixie State College could potentially house child care in the future, but finances and real estate are currently an issue.

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Posted: 10 December 2012 at 10:54 a.m.
With Dec. 21 looming, students are planning potential strategies to survive a zombie outbreak. ...read more

Posted: 10 December 2012 at 10:50 a.m.
Dixie Sun reporter Kylee Young talks with students about memorable white elephant gifts.  ...read more

Posted: 4 December 2012 at 11:06 a.m.

A little birdie told me it was time to go home.

Pummeled by the influences of today's constantly fast-paced, distracted lifestyle, I took a step outside the social world and into the natural world for three days and two nights.

I embarked on a spirit journey.

Native Americans would ...

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Posted: 4 December 2012 at 5:56 a.m.

Dixie State College presented the Students of The Semester banquet on Nov. 28. Faculty from each department awarded students who put in the extra effort. The student Senate put together the event and invited family and friends of the recipients to honor their hard work.


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Posted: 2 December 2012 at 4:32 p.m.

 Whether it’s skydiving, running a marathon, or traveling to new places, students want to live life to its fullest by experiencing life goals.

For Anna Jordan, a junior dental hygiene major from Washington City, going to Ireland is on her list of things to do in her life.

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Posted: 27 November 2012 at 7:33 p.m.
Multimedia Editor Samantha Tommer sits down with director of Dixie State College bands, Gary Caldwell, for our first professor profile. Be sure to support DSC bands and go to the band concert on Friday at 7:30 pm. Tickets are just $1 with student ID cards. ...read more

Posted: 26 November 2012 at 9:31 a.m.

Dixie Sun News reporter, Kylee Young, talks with students to see their perception on getting good grades.

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Posted: 19 November 2012 at 4:03 p.m.

Phi Beta Lambda marched on Nov. 17 to raise awareness and get donations for babies born prematurely. This is the first of several marches to raise money for newborn and unborn babies.

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Posted: 19 November 2012 at 9:16 a.m.

Walls and tight spaces kept the Gardner Center from being a prime hangout spot, but jangling guitar chords and laughter will soon resonate. 

The Dixie State College Student Association created a fund directly from student fees to make major additions to the Gardner Center—particularly the space with couches, televisions ...

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Posted: 18 November 2012 at 11:37 a.m.
Derek Owen, power forward for the DSC men's basketball team discusses his life when not playing ball. Watch to see what D.O. has to say about making things happen. ...read more

Posted: 18 November 2012 at 11:26 a.m.

April Jackson, Dixie Sun News copy editor, asked students what some of their favorite Thanksgiving traditions were. Find out if yours made the Dixie State College list.

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Posted: 18 November 2012 at 11:24 a.m.

In order to become successful in the business world, a dirty job or two must take place first.

Students and professors shared some of the worst jobs they've had and tricks to make the best of a bad work situation. 

Jordan Bracken, a junior English major from Perry, grew ...

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Posted: 18 November 2012 at 11:15 a.m.
Professors of Dixie State College's Music Department showed off their own musical talents in a faculty recital Monday, November 12. Watch the highlights. ...read more

Posted: 17 November 2012 at 11:24 a.m.

Cost seems to be a big issue for students wanting to hit the slopes this winter season. 

Micah Spillman, a junior accounting major from St. George, said skiing and snowboarding are not cheap hobbies. With the cost of a lift pass, owning or renting the equipment, and the gas ...

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Posted: 14 November 2012 at 8:53 a.m.

Students and community members filled the Eccles Concert Hall to hear faculty perform for the Faculty Fall Concert.

Saxophonist Rhonda Rhodes and Pianist Merrilee Webb started out the concert by playing a piece titled “Aria.” The beautiful blending of the saxophone with the piano was an excellent way to ...

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Posted: 14 November 2012 at 8:52 a.m.

The Whitehead building’s rubble and dust has cleared, giving way to a lawn that will open up additional space and leisure room for Dixie State College students.

Restoration of the area where the Whitehead used to stand is one of many projects that have taken place as DSC closes in ...

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Posted: 12 November 2012 at 3:21 p.m.
Color Me Rad is a 5K run unlike anything St. George has ever seen before. Multimedia Editor Samantha Tommer reports on this exciting event. ...read more

Posted: 12 November 2012 at 3:19 p.m.

Students, faculty, alumni and community members are torn when it comes to picking what the future name of the campus will be; the word “Dixie” is polarizing all the attention. 

The Name Change Forum held Nov. 1 allowed for people’s concerns to surface.   

Erik Sorenson, president and ...

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Posted: 11 November 2012 at 10:51 a.m.

A stereotypical finals week may include late nights, cramming, junk food and copious amounts of caffeinated beverages, but contrary to popular belief, this is not the experience all students have.

With the right planning and good habits, finals week does not have to be as hellish an experience as some make ...

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Posted: 9 November 2012 at 11:58 a.m.

Student disc jockeys on 91.3 The Storm crank up the noise by playing America’s top 40 hottest hits. 

Staff running Dixie State College’s growing radio station reach people across Washington County and into parts of Iron County. People in southern Utah can tune in to listen to what’s hot on campus ...

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Posted: 9 November 2012 at 11:15 a.m.

It’s time for the students to sit back, relax and be entertained while their teachers feel the pressure of taking center stage in the upcoming Faculty Fall Concert. 

Every fall for the past six years, the music faculty has put on a concert for the students and the community ...

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Posted: 7 November 2012 at 9:25 a.m.

Grabbing coupons, making days-long road trips and drinking blended omelets could all potentially earn Dixie State College and one of its students a big chunk of cash. 

Brandon Price, a senior communication major from Brigham City, sent in an audition video to Zions Bank’s “Cheapster,” a Web series ...

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Posted: 7 November 2012 at 9:19 a.m.

St. George hosts the 2012 Bands of America championships. High school marching bands across the western United States gathered to compete for the top spot.


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Posted: 6 November 2012 at 10:51 p.m.

Recently the age limit for missionaries changed in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. What kind of effect will this have on Dixie State College Athletics? 

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Posted: 6 November 2012 at 5:24 p.m.

Dixie State College's Homecoming has changed over the past 50 years. Watch this video about some Homecoming traditions still standing and new ones added.

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Posted: 6 November 2012 at 11:25 a.m.

If you want a local and affordable place to burn some calories or earn some credits, check out the Dixie Fitness Center.

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Posted: 6 November 2012 at 11:19 a.m.
With overall enrollment at a low this year, DSC administrators explain what measures are being taken to retain current students and recruit new ones. ...read more

Posted: 5 November 2012 at 3:26 p.m.

Veterans Reconnect is a club on campus that supports veterans who are getting back into schooling. They provide services such as helping with G.I. bills and obtaining employment. They hosted a Thurs-"D" event on campus that was a fundraiser not only for the club, but for a platoon ...

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Posted: 2 November 2012 at 10:50 a.m.
DSC students discuss whether or not pickup lines are effective. ...read more

Posted: 1 November 2012 at 2 a.m.

Dixie State's Dance Company presents the semi-annual Fall Dance Concert Nov. 30 and Dec. 1. 

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Posted: 31 October 2012 at 2:57 a.m.

Fun was the word of the day to those in DSC’s upcoming theater production of “Guys and Dolls.”

The romantic comedy is about two love stories between Nathan Detroit and Miss Adelaide, and Sky Masterson and Sister Sarah Brown. Nathan, who is friends with Sky, bets Sky that he ...

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Posted: 31 October 2012 at 2:48 a.m.

Baked goods just as they come out of the oven, a patch of roses as you walk by, and the smell of the opposite sex’s body odor may be exactly what a person's nose is itching to sniff. In fact, it may be what attracts a person to the ...

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Posted: 29 October 2012 at 7:39 p.m.



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Posted: 29 October 2012 at 4:40 p.m.

Local restaurants Applebee's and Honolulu Grill offer Karaoke nights each week.

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Posted: 28 October 2012 at 9:50 a.m.

Led by a genie and a manic monkey, the Dixie State College student Ambassadors won the Homecoming Rock the Mall.

The Ambassadors weren’t the only organization to choose an “Aladdin”-themed performance, but the large group used tight choreography and radiant costumes to win the event.

Following the Ambassadors, who ...

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Posted: 26 October 2012 at 3:12 a.m.

Dixie's dance team, The Rebelettes, doesn't get the same attention as other athletic teams. Kylee young, Dixie Sun reporter, spoke with dance team member Flori Wentzell about her experience and interests on and off the dance floor.

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Posted: 26 October 2012 at 2:53 a.m.

Wednesday night started off with light chuckles and turned into big laughs. Tommy Johnagin arrived at Dixie State College Campus a little late but wasted no time getting the crowd laughing.

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Posted: 26 October 2012 at 2:35 a.m.

It’s not all tiaras and tears on stage; the participants of the Miss Dixie Pageant are standing for something much bigger.

Hayley Weaver, Dixie State College's 2011-2012 Miss Dixie title holder, passed on the crown to Krissia Beatty, a sophomore business major from St. George, Tuesday night at a ...

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Posted: 26 October 2012 at 2:31 a.m.

If you're not a dancer, "Just Dance 4" will have you dancing like a pro in no time.

Don’t be a couch potato. Grab a friend or two and start dancing.

The newest installment of the "Just Dance" series came out Oct. 9. "Just Dance 4" is similar to ...

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Posted: 26 October 2012 at 2:19 a.m.

Hiccups can be a real bother, everyone knows that, but what is the actual cause to those annoying gasps? Dixie Sun reporter, Kylee Young, talked with a biology instructor to find out the actual cause to hiccups and what you can do to get rid of them.

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Posted: 26 October 2012 at 2:17 a.m.

On the Graff Plaza on Oct. 27 at 9 p.m., flowing out from under the Graff Performing Arts building, the Dixie State College Student Association will host the Haunted Homecoming

Students and alumni can wear their Halloween costumes or fancy outfits. Stefanie Higginson, DSC coordinator of student life, said ...

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Posted: 26 October 2012 at 2:15 a.m.

Students and faculty at Dixie State College give opinions and insight on how they believe the presidential debates have gone so far. 

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Posted: 24 October 2012 at 5:42 p.m.
DSC advisers offer advice to students seeking internships. Find out some of the tips it takes to get ahead in the workforce.  ...read more

Posted: 23 October 2012 at 7:11 p.m.
Students were able to enjoy the beginning of Homecoming Week at the Kickoff that lasted from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday. Free food and a photo contest were available to students. For more information on DSC Homecoming, visit dixie.edu. ...read more

Posted: 23 October 2012 at 1:14 p.m.

Students share their opinion on the True Rebel Tradition.

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Posted: 22 October 2012 at 2:12 p.m.

If peeing your pants from watching one of the many thrillers is not your idea of a movie night, “Here Comes the Boom” is a comedic alternative.

Similar to the story line of “Nacho Libre” and “The School of Rock,” Kevin James stars in this sports comedy as Scott ...

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Posted: 18 October 2012 at 11:18 a.m.

"Ferocious Beauty" is an art show that took place on Oct., 13 2012 in St. George Utah. Local artists showed off their dark side. For more information on "Ferocious Beauty" and Gina Jrel's art, visit www.ginajrelart.com. 


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Posted: 17 October 2012 at 5:42 p.m.

Standing in a crowded space can be awkward for many people.

Some elevator passengers tend to overlook personal boundary lines in a tight space and make the already uneasy atmosphere even more uncomfortable.

"It's pretty creepy when people just stare at you," said Mindy Allred, a junior sociology major from Roy. "I ...

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Posted: 17 October 2012 at 10:51 a.m.

Students tell us what their favorite Halloween Candy is and why.

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Posted: 17 October 2012 at 10:49 a.m.

Dixie State College presents the "Great Faiths" discussion from the series titled "A Window on The World." This noontime forum features speakers from various religious backgrounds to open the eye up to the multicultural world we live in. The next forum will be held Oct. 18, and the presentation will ...

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Posted: 17 October 2012 at 10:44 a.m.

The Homecoming dance and Howl stomp collided on Dixie State College’s Homecoming Week schedule.

The DSC Student Association determined it would be more effective to combine the Homecoming dance with the Howl into a Haunted Homecoming on Oct. 27 because both events fell on the same weekend.

The Howl is ...

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Posted: 16 October 2012 at 11:53 a.m.

“Gangnam Style” will come and go, but swing music is always the better option.

For the last few years, Dixie State College has started the Homecoming dance the right way with the first hour dedicated to alumni. The older generations crowded onto the dance floor and showed off their fancy ...

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Posted: 15 October 2012 at 7:05 a.m.

The Southwest Symphony Orchestra will entertain audiences with its season premiere concert, “The Magic of Mozart.”

Gary Caldwell, associate professor of music, will direct the orchestra as it plays some of the beautiful and unique works of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. 

Adriana Horne, adjunct music instructor and harpist in ...

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Posted: 14 October 2012 at 6:40 p.m.

Campus cleanliness is top priority when it comes to what can and cannot be tacked to Dixie State College's advertising boards.

Dean of Students Del Beatty is making changes to the student advertising policy allowing students to post fliers, but in a way that keeps things tidy.

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Posted: 13 October 2012 at 12:17 p.m.

Dixie Sun reporter Kylee Young gives a couple of easy tutorials for Halloween treats. With a little bit of creativity and a few store-bought ingredients, you'll have the perfect spooky treats to welcome the Halloween spirit. 


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Posted: 13 October 2012 at 12:15 p.m.

Find out what's happening with the smoke-free initiative on campus and what students are saying about it.

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Posted: 11 October 2012 at 1:10 p.m.

Local sports grills managers tell us why their restaurants are the place to be come game day.

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Posted: 3 October 2012 at 9:44 a.m.

There are some familiar faces around campus, why are they famous? A well-known Student and popular Professor introduce you into the lives of a celebrity.


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Posted: 3 October 2012 at 12:10 a.m.

Besides the classic traditions of trick-or-treating or dressing up for Halloween, students have their own unique traditions.

Ashley Freer, a junior communication major from Santa Clara, still goes trick-or-treating every year and likes watching the not-so-scary spooky movies, like “Hocus Pocus,” all day long on Halloween. This may seem ...

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Posted: 2 October 2012 at 9:56 a.m.

   It’s time to start preparing for the alien invasion that will make this Halloween memorable.

   An alien-themed haunted cave will open every weekend of October starting Oct. 5. So grab a bunch of friends to cuddle with as you make your way through the Haunted Cave, located at ...

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Posted: 1 October 2012 at 7:57 p.m.

A variety of multicultural events, such as pow wow drum sessions, documentary films and meals from around the world, will be on campus this week.

Events will occur throughout the week to promote the different cultures present at Dixie State College.

"Diversity week is about learning and knowing others here ...

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Posted: 1 October 2012 at 8:32 a.m.

An education is earned through hard work and lots of money, but graduating college does not guarantee a job—a person has to get through the interview process first. 

Andrew Skaggs, employer outreach specialist for Dixie State College’s Career Center, said one of the biggest faux pas an interviewee can ...

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Posted: 30 September 2012 at 6:43 p.m.

Catching the flu will raise the body temperature while plummeting the GPA, but students can take measures to keep healthy this flu season.

Until spring, the odds of becoming ill are high, particularly of the flu. Strep throat, sinus and respiratory infections and the common cold are all prevalent during this time ...

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Posted: 28 September 2012 at 11:21 a.m.

As a college student, it is hard to find time to focus on anything other than school, your job and homework; you barely have enough time throughout the day to do the little things.

One little thing that turns into a big necessity is taking the time to learn about the people ...

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Posted: 26 September 2012 at 12:31 a.m.

Tuition and student fees are part of college, but some might not know where their money is allocated and if more money will be required once Dixie State College is knighted a university.

DSC President Steven Nadauld and Frank Lojko, vice president of student services and government relations, have answers ...

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Posted: 25 September 2012 at 12:56 p.m.

It’s not you, it’s me.

Dropping important, life-changing news on someone isn’t always simple, and often cliché, but some people make their efforts original.

Dustin Campbell, a junior psychology major from St. George, said his friend didn’t want to be serious with a girl who asked for more. He broke up ...

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Posted: 25 September 2012 at 7:48 a.m.

The fall 2012 television lineup gives everyone a decision: Which shows should be added to their television schedule, and which shows are not worth their time altogether.

This fall has some exciting and controversial shows that are being brought to the table. But which ones will actually succeed?

One of ...

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Posted: 25 September 2012 at 7:31 a.m.

Not everyone responds to pranks optimistically, but there are ways people can cope with jokes gone awry.

Watch and listen to students share their experiences with bad pranks and bad reactions. Also catch fun brief clips of a not-so-effective jumping spider prank around the newsroom and at home.

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Posted: 25 September 2012 at 7:07 a.m.

 The beach towels, sun block, and school supplies are no longer top on our shopping lists; instead, it’s all about the bags of candy, fall decor and holiday shopping. 

   It’s time to hang those spiders, bake the turkey, and decorate the tree. The fall season is underway.


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Posted: 22 September 2012 at 2:49 p.m.

Sports reporter Stephanie Moreno and guest Red Storm's radio voice John Potter bring you the game preview for the Dixie State Red Storm against Humboldt State.

The Dixie Red Storm and the Humboldt State University Jacks will kick-off in front of the home crowd Saturday September 22nd at 6:00 ...

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Posted: 21 September 2012 at 4:53 p.m.

Students and community members gathered Sept. 20 in the parking lot of the Student Activity Center as the Romney campaign bus made a surprise stop.

There were about 100 people present, and some were waiting to see who was on the bus or what would happen. Others carried signs and ...

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Posted: 20 September 2012 at 1:33 p.m.

The Celebrity Concert Series brings something fun and different to do in the upcoming chilly evenings.

Mark your calendars for the famed Utah Symphony Orchestra that will kick off the Celebrity Concert Series for the 2012-2013 season. The Utah Symphony will perform Oct. 4 at 7:30 p.m. at ...

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Posted: 20 September 2012 at 12:10 p.m.
This week's player spotlight features Ray Chapman, cornerback for Dixie State College's football team. ...read more

Posted: 17 September 2012 at noon
The Lion's Club with Kony Country presented the 78th Annual Dixie Round Up Rodeo. The rodeo had three nights of events including kids night, pink night, and finals night. ...read more

Posted: 15 September 2012 at 8:44 p.m.

When it comes to creating a home away from home, there are three different schools of thinking.

Some students create a house, some create a home, and some create a fortress. The best way to survive apartment living is to do all three.  

In order to create a ...

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Posted: 15 September 2012 at 2:42 p.m.

With Halloween creeping around the corner, students have unmasked the top five scariest movies that have made them scream. 

After polling 78 people, students voted "The Ring" as the No. 1 scariest movie with "Halloween" following close behind. The spot for third place was tied between the “Paranormal Activity” ...

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Posted: 15 September 2012 at 2:18 p.m.
Dixie Sun News Reporter Brett Lunceford gets to know Brita Jensen ...read more

Posted: 15 September 2012 at 1:38 p.m.

With a variety of goods, from turquoise jewelry to handmade crepes, the Tuacahn Saturday Market is providing local vendors an opportunity to peddle their wares.

The Tuacahn Saturday Market began four years ago when Chris Graham, the Saturday Market organizer and Tuacahn Gift Gallery manager, wanted to create a market ...

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Posted: 15 September 2012 at 1:12 p.m.

Dixie Sun News A&E Editor Heather Dake gets the scoop on The Beast.


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Posted: 15 September 2012 at 12:06 a.m.

“Going once…Going twice…SOLD!”

Students of Dixie State College bid big money on potential hot dates for Thursday night's Thurs "D" event, contributing to charity through a date auction in the Gardner Ballroom.

Bidders weren’t shy with their spending as many of the final bids reached more than $100 ...

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Posted: 13 September 2012 at 4:12 p.m.

Cadets and veterans respectfully laid old flags to rest at the 9/11 flag retirement ceremony on Sept 11.

Flag retirement happens whenever flags become too worn for duty.

“When our nation’s colors become tattered or dirty or torn, it’s the flag code that we destroy the flag, especially by ...

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Posted: 12 September 2012 at 2:45 a.m.
Dixie State hosts a number of performances with celebrity artists. Find out how to get your tickets today! ...read more

Posted: 11 September 2012 at 10:58 p.m.

Dixie Sun News reporter Samantha Tommer reports on the Holland Building dedication.

McKell Smith contributed.

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Posted: 7 September 2012 at 4:20 p.m.

Unlike Dixie State College, students at many larger universities can try joining a fraternity or be shunned and shamed from the ranks of major party throwers.

Members of these fraternal organizations participate in Greek life, which is a lifestyle participating not in academics, but in elite social crowds and unnecessary ...

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Posted: 6 September 2012 at 10:19 p.m.

Sports reporter Stephanie Moreno and guest television play-by-play commentator Ryan Forsey bring you the game preview for Dixie's home opener.

The Dixie Red Storm and the Western Oregon Wolves will kick-off in front of the home crowd Saturday September 8th at 6:00 P.M. MST at the Hansen Stadium ...

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Posted: 3 September 2012 at 3:18 p.m.

People can crave all different foods at any time during the day or night. Some restaurant staffs keep their doors open to satisfy those unusual times when people are craving late-night snacks.

Denny’s, a popular late-night destination for college students, is open 24 hours with waiting staff ready for ...

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Posted: 31 August 2012 at 11:32 p.m.

Imagine a gunman walking into your classroom and opening fire while you are studying.

If none of the students in your classroom have a concealed weapon in their possession, then you and your classmates do not have much of a chance of surviving.

With recent mass shootings such as the tragedy in Aurora, Colo ...

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Posted: 31 August 2012 at 2:49 p.m.

The Whitehead Building on the campus of Dixie State College comes down. 

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Posted: 31 August 2012 at 11:13 a.m.

Dixie Sun News reporters Samantha Tommer and Rachel Bowler find out responses from Dixie State College students about W.O.W.'s Club Rush on Aug. 27 and 28.

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Posted: 31 August 2012 at 10:06 a.m.
Dixie State College held a Press Conference with the four new head coaches hired this summer. ...read more

Posted: 28 August 2012 at 1:04 a.m.

With an increase submission level of film entries, this year's DOCUTAH looks to bring a little something for everyone.

"If asked to pick my favorite film, I couldn't do it," said Christina Schultz, DSC vice president of institutional advancement and DOCUTAH executive director. "It is like comparing apples to ...

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Posted: 27 August 2012 at 3:38 p.m.

Throughout my movie-going experience, I have been waiting for a summer like this one, a "Super Summer," because of the three big superhero movies on the big screens.

However, sometimes big expectations can be big disappointments. Moviegoers need to keep their eyes and ears open for those good or bad ...

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Posted: 23 August 2012 at 8:04 p.m.

Dixie Sun News reporter Ashlee Millett interviews students of Dixie State College to get the details on what they did with their summer.


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Posted: 23 August 2012 at 7:31 p.m.

The Jeffrey R. Holland Centennial Commons isn’t only gaining oohs and ahhs for its shiny newness, but it’s quickly becoming the central point on campus for students.

The Holland Centennial Commons, which cost Dixie State College $38 million, houses the library, information technology, student services, business services and the English ...

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Posted: 22 August 2012 at 4:45 a.m.

DJ Marcus Wing will make himself seen and heard Saturday while he lays down the latest and greatest new beats as part of W.O.W and the annual foam dance on the North Instructional Building back patio.

So who is this DJ, and why are students anxiously awaiting his arrival?

According ...

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Posted: 17 August 2012 at 10:31 p.m.

A wave of people slipped into the notorious True Rebel fountain Friday for The Red Storm Splash. 

The Red Storm Splash, an activity that immediately followed Freshman Friday, was designed to get freshmen and upperclassmen ready for the first of the year.

Sami Warnick, vice president of student life, said the Red ...

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Posted: 16 August 2012 at 9:39 a.m.

Expanding with a uniquely blended idea of tasty, sweet and healthy, a local restaurant owner made a big step with his original St. George business by opening a second location.  

Brian Kirkland, owner and founder of Truberry Acai Bowls, attributes some of his success to the uniqueness of his restaurant ...

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Posted: 15 August 2012 at 8:31 p.m.

Nervous freshmen might bite their nails, pull their hair and tap their feet at the thought of starting college.

Fortunately for these anxious students, there is a complete day dedicated to calm those first day of school jitters.

Freshman Friday is an all day event targeted at those I’m-not-so-sure-how-to-do-this-college-thing students ...

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Posted: 15 August 2012 at 7:30 a.m.

Election year.

So much can be derived from that simple sentence fragment. Debate. Criticism. Camaraderie. Hate. Information. Misinformation. Blasphemy. Flatulence. It’s all implied.

This will be the year we see exalted scholars and sainted philosophers emerge from their secret underground laboratories (which are buried deep beneath Las Vegas, I assume ...

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Posted: 20 April 2012 at 1:04 p.m.

The great race comes around annually to celebrate Dixie pride. It's put on by Dixie State College to end the school year with community unity. Despite cold weather, 2012 saw 34 teams, all of them ready to roll.

Arnaleo Anaya said, "We've had our meals planned out for ...

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Posted: 19 April 2012 at 2:54 p.m.

A new baby is said to be the beginning of all things, hope, and a dream of possibilities. St. George had the opportunity last weekend to host the "March for Babies" of the March of Dimes, the well-known group that makes pregnancy and parenting possible for many families. "March ...

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Posted: 9 April 2012 at 2:52 p.m.
Dixie State College's spunky new talk show presents its latest edition. From Justin Bieber's latest album, to tips on how to survive finals week, with rock climbing hot spots, D-Week activities,  and Dr. Love's "Geek to Chic" advice thrown in, this episode is not to be missed ... ...read more

Posted: 9 April 2012 at 2:43 p.m.
For D-WEEK information, a 1080 landed by a 12-year-old, sports, weather, Family TLC, and a whole lot more--watch this week's State of the the Storm! ...read more

Posted: 5 April 2012 at 11:22 a.m.

In a world of video games and cartoons what does it take to keep kids focused on school? Many say you've got to keep them entertained with things like songs, blocks, and hula hoops. At the learning center for families the atmosphere encourages learning for life.

"What we do ...

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Posted: 2 April 2012 at 2 p.m.
State of the Storm is Dixie State College's number one source for local news, weather and sports. The program is broadcast from the Jennings Communication Building on the campus of Dixie State College. ...read more

Posted: 28 March 2012 at 3:52 p.m.

The Sears Art Invitational is a collection of prized paintings and sculptures for sale. This year's invitational brought together 135 artists and their 269 pieces.

"These artists go through a selection process. They have to apply. Then there's a committee that looks at them and they decide ...

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Posted: 26 March 2012 at 1:59 p.m.
On this week's show, it's movie time as we discuss The Hunger Games and John Carter. We also take a ride with the Blue Angels and look ahead at events in the calendar for the week. How can you go wrong? ...read more

Posted: 23 March 2012 at 5:54 p.m.
Simply Dixie returns after Spring Break with great ways to burn off calories for summer, an update on Mustache Madness, Dr. Love's tips for girls, some great ideas for preventing sun damage to your hair and skin, and the perfect summer time snack. We also introduce DJ, a new ... ...read more

Posted: 21 March 2012 at 5:01 p.m.

Classic and modern jets roared overhead as Thunder Over Utah took place at the St. George Municipal Airport.

St. George welcomed the most elite aviation acrobatic team, the Blue Angels, for their first performance in Utah last weekend. The team is known world wide for its crisp maneuvers, difficult flight ...

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Posted: 19 March 2012 at 11:30 a.m.
Students share their photos from Spring Break 2012. ...read more

Posted: 7 March 2012 at 4:18 p.m.

St. George is not only a beautiful and bountiful city, but a caring one too. Dixie Care and Share provides love, safety, and a second chance for many members of the community.

"The real impact is when you're able to help someone who has fallen through. They come in ...

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Posted: 5 March 2012 at 2:21 p.m.

On this week's State of the Storm, we'll tell you why tax day may mean big breaks at Dixie State College, a St. George woman celebrates her 108th birthday, and more! Don't miss this week's show. 

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Posted: 5 March 2012 at 2:09 p.m.
This edition of Simply Dixie includes spring fashions by Madison, Spring Break date ideas by Dr. Love, March Madness information by Kortney, where to go when it rains by Stacia, and an easy and delicious stuffed mushroom recipe, great for watching college basketball. The hosts are joined by musical guest ... ...read more

Posted: 27 February 2012 at 7:28 p.m.

The 2012 Dixie State College Student Elections have several rarities this time around. Not only is this the first year that people cannot technically run with a party, but the position for student body president has only one candidate, Brody Mikesell. Since he is running unopposed, he is Dixie's ...

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Posted: 27 February 2012 at 7:26 p.m.

The 2012 Dixie State College Student Elections have several rarities this time around. Not only is this the first year that people cannot technically run with a party, but the position for student body president has only one candidate, Brody Mikesell. Since he is running unopposed, he is Dixie's ...

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Posted: 24 February 2012 at 11:18 a.m.
State of the Storm is Dixie's television source for local news, weather and sports throughout the campus of Dixie State College, southern Utah and the nation. ...read more

Posted: 20 February 2012 at 2:23 p.m.
On this week's show, we're all over Dixie State and the local community. Stories include St. George Musical Theatre, St. George Dance company, Kalamity, Utah Jazz Bear, DSC Women's basketball center, Becca Thomas, Oscar nominated film The Artist, Music scene at GOGO 37, and Take Back The ... ...read more

Posted: 10 February 2012 at 2:54 p.m.
State of the Storm is Dixie State College's television source for news, weather, and sports. Keep posted with the latest information on what to do around campus, and what's happening around southern Utah and Storm sports. ...read more

Posted: 6 February 2012 at 9:49 p.m.

A standoff that shut down portions of I-15 northbound and southbound and lasted more than nine hours has ended peacefully.

Traffic was diverted for all of the afternoon from exits 16 to 27. 

The freeway reopened about 9 p.m. Monday.

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Posted: 4 February 2012 at 8:47 p.m.

Two fire engines and crews were dispatched Saturday evening to a home in the Washington Fields area. No injuries were reported. The home is located on Sandia Road.

"At this point, we want to have the most accurate information possible, and it's still under investigation," said Ed Kantor, Washington ...

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Posted: 17 January 2012 at 3:36 p.m.

Several crosses honoring fallen Utah Highway Patrol officers have been moved to new land after a state judge ruled the symbols as meshing state and religion.

Members of The American Athiests Inc. sued the state of Utah in 2005 for posting the Roman crosses on state land and bearing the ...

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Posted: 11 January 2012 at 6:56 p.m.

A potentially life-threatening device was the cause of Tuesday's overnight Virgin River Gorge road closure.

A Mesquite bank robbery suspect was reportedly fleeing the scene driving north-bound on I-15 when Arizona highway patrol officers pulled his vehicle over. "As one of the officers was walking up to the car ...

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Posted: 11 January 2012 at 4:39 p.m.
Early Wednesday morning, in front of a St. George audience at the "What's Up Down South" Washington County Economic Summit, Utah Governor Gary Herbert signed the official letter to appoint V. Lowry Snow to Utah House District 74. The appointment comes at the recommendation of the Washington County Republican ... ...read more

Posted: 10 January 2012 at 9:55 a.m.

Southern Utah University gymnastics will begin its season this Friday, January 13, when the Thunderbirds host the University of Missouri. However, fans will be able to get a sneak peek at the team during the annual Red/White Preview on Tuesday night at 7:00 in the Centrum Arena.

The ...

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Posted: 9 January 2012 at 7:03 p.m.
Grand Canyon National Park will be joining national park sites around the country in celebrating the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday with a fee-free weekend. 

Entrance fees will be waived for all visitors to Grand Canyon National Park January 14 - 16, 2012. Visitors arriving in the park on any ...

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Posted: 9 January 2012 at 6:34 p.m.

An Ivins resident is behind bars after stealing funds from a local charity.  St. George Police say 36-year-old Gregory Swenson was arrested for theft of two Coins for Kids donations boxes.  Officials initially responded to two convenience stores in St. George with reports that the suspect entered both ...

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Posted: 30 December 2011 at 3:31 p.m.

If you’re a poacher, you should think twice before pulling the trigger on a mule deer in Utah.

Utah Division of Wildlife Resources officers are trying to stop the illegal killing of mule deer in Utah this winter, making it the largest winter range patrols ever conducted in the state ...

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Posted: 30 December 2011 at 1:04 p.m.

If ringing in the New Year includes alcohol, AAA has a program to guarantee that you make it home safely. 

On ten different holiday and special events in 2011, AAA offers a free ten-mile tow home for drinking drivers and their vehicles.

The Tipsy Tow program is open to everyone ...

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Posted: 28 December 2011 at 3:16 p.m.

Long-time St. George resident and local attorney V. Lowry Snow has announced his intention to seek the Utah State House of Representatives seat recently vacated by Republican David Clark of Santa Clara.  Clark’s seat in District 74 will be filled at a special meeting of the Central Committee of ...

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Posted: 17 December 2011 at 4:30 p.m.

A routine traffic stop leads to the arrest of two Utah men on several drug charges.  Officers from the Southern Area Interdiction Narcotics Team (S.A.I.N.T.) observed a vehicle with an unreadable temporary tag driving in the northbound lane of I-15 near mile marker 114 and ...

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Posted: 14 December 2011 at 2:21 p.m.

The St. George Area Chamber of Commerce, along with its Community Action Committee, will be hosting their bi-annual “Issues Over Eggs” on Friday, December 16.  The public forum will host state Representatives Don Ipson, Brad Last, Mike Noel, Evan Vickers and Senator Steve Urquhart.  Each elected official will ...

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Posted: 13 December 2011 at 10:41 a.m.

Southern Utah is well known for year-long softball play, attracting players and fans not only from Utah, but from surrounding states as well. Nothing showcases that more than the annual Toys for Kids Softball Tournament sponsored and run by the St. George City Recreation Department.


The rules of the ...

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Posted: 12 December 2011 at 11:52 a.m.

A kick of the leg and flick of the wrist revs the motor to life, accelerating the heart and increasing adrenaline levels-- this is motocross.

For 10 years, motocross enthusiasts in southern Utah have waited and wished for a local track to quench their thirst for speed, dirt and big ...

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Posted: 11 December 2011 at 12:36 p.m.

Several cowboys and cowgirls from the state of Utah have traveled the rodeo trail all year with one goal, to make it to the National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas. Over the past 10 days, eight cowboys and cowgirls did just that. Kaycee Feild of Payson in his fourth trip ...

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Posted: 10 December 2011 at 5:05 p.m.

Milford Utah cowboy Jesse Wright claimed the 9th go-round win at the National Finals Rodeo on Friday night. The win came after his ride atop "Cinnamon Jack," scoring 87 points. After the round win Wright commented on the privilege to come to the Thomas and Mack and ride on the nation ...

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Posted: 9 December 2011 at 1:40 p.m.

Basketball is one of the most demanding sports played on this planet; requiring grace, physicality, and skill.

For Derek Dawes, basketball was the game which melded perfectly with his personal attributes, a game which has been the foundation of his life and character.

“It's a game I've always ...

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Posted: 8 December 2011 at 9:39 a.m.

The Washington County Area Task Force found $339,000 in hidden compartments of a vehicle recently, and are now investigating a possible drug case.

Highway Patrol were conducting a traffic stop on I-15 when their police dog indicated that it smelled what was most likely drugs. Given permission to search ...

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Posted: 8 December 2011 at 9:33 a.m.
Members of the 222 and the 213 returned home today to hundreds of friends and family at the Cedar City Airport. These troops were recently originally deployed for a year starting in August 2011 but a early homecoming is welcomed by all. ...read more

Posted: 6 December 2011 at 2:27 p.m.

While visiting the United States with a non-profit organization called Invisible Children, a young woman from Uganda made a stop in Southern Utah. Her goal on this tour is to educate Americans about her country and its 25-year civil war.

Harriet Achola of Lira, Uganda, shares her story at high ...

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Posted: 6 December 2011 at 12:27 p.m.

St. George's Chili's Restaurant received an unexpected guest Sunday after a car came through their front door.

The accident was reported after a 64-year-old woman reportedly mistook the gas pedal for the brake pedal, sending her car over the sidewalk and into the restaurant at 311 Red Cliffs ...

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Posted: 6 December 2011 at 10:57 a.m.

A St. George teen has died after crashing his bicycle on Sunset Boulevard.

Around 3:00 p.m. Monday, St. George police received a call that a 17-year-old male had crashed on his bicycle and sustained serious head injuries. Upon arriving on the scene, officials called for Life Flight.

Through ...

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Posted: 6 December 2011 at 10:02 a.m.

The Red Storm made the most of their final home game of 2011, and their first conference game of the season on Monday night at Burns Arena. 

After falling behind with an early 9-2 deficit to the Argonauts of Notre Dame de Namur, Dixie State eventually found their range. The Red ...

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Posted: 5 December 2011 at 9:52 a.m.

St. George's Youtube genius team, The Piano Guys, have done it again and this time it's taking viewers to a galaxy far far away.

The viral video enthusiasts are nearly 30 videos into their career and what could be their most ambitious video yet was just released last ...

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Posted: 1 December 2011 at 3 p.m.

Hundreds of people showed up in Ivins Thursday afternoon despite blustering winds and chilly temperatures to show support for the groundbreaking of the new Ivins Veterans Home. 

Amongst those that turned out were Senator Steve Urquhart, Representative Don Ipson, and Representative David Clark who were three crucial people involved in the ...

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Posted: 1 December 2011 at 1 a.m.

Little girls are said to be made of sugar, spice and everything nice, and Taleah Stevenson of St. George is no exception.

Taleah's mother, Tosha, described her daughter's personality as bubbly.

“She's always been the kind of kid that is posing and smiling and dancing and talking ...

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Posted: 30 November 2011 at 2:44 p.m.

A St. George man is behind bars after allegedly breaking and entering into an apartment complex and assaulting his ex-girlfriend and her friend.

According to St. George police, 25-year-old Cameron Carson learned of his ex-girlfriend visiting a male friend here in St. George. "Out of what we believe was jealousy ...

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Posted: 30 November 2011 at 10:47 a.m.

A pesonal trainer who was arrested in June for illegal sexual conduct with a 14-year old boy, pleaded guilty to two felony counts of forced sexual abuse yesterday in Fifth District Court. 

Suni Faith Anderson, 36, could face one to 15 years in prison, but was issued a plea agreement ...

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Posted: 30 November 2011 at 10:28 a.m.

A record number of shoppers were lured in on Cyber Monday, resulting in a 33 percent increase in U.S. sales compared to last year's Monday after Thanksgiving.

IBM's fourth annual Cyber Monday benchmark study reported, "Consumers spent an average of 2.6 percent more this year than ...

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Posted: 28 November 2011 at 3:45 p.m.

One St. George family has been given an opportunity that doesn't come around too often. The Hirschi family is the lucky owner of the 17th Habitat for Humanity home in southern Utah.

Several committees weighed the options of the different families who applied for the house, and after several ...

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Posted: 28 November 2011 at 9:37 a.m.

Intermountain Healthcare's next active aging lecture will discuss "The Aging Eye" during the Friday, December 2 presentation.

Dr. Reed Gibb, a St. George optometrist, will lead the discussion. Dr. Gibb is a member of the American & Utah Optometric Association and specializes in refractive surgery, cataracts, and geriatric retinal ...

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Posted: 21 November 2011 at 1:04 p.m.

The Utah Highlanders football team is pumped up, looking to dominate over the Nevada team in the first round for the Football University (FBU) National Championship. Several Utah 7th and 8th graders have been recruited to represent Utah as part of the state team to face off with 39 other ...

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Posted: 18 November 2011 at 9:58 p.m.

Southern Utah sports fans traveled hundreds of miles Friday to Rice-Eccles Stadium to watch two local teams battle for prep football's ultimate prize. For the Hurricane Tigers' players and fans, it was no strange trip, as the team took on Juan Diego three straight years with the same outcome--second ...

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Posted: 18 November 2011 at 9:49 p.m.

The Hurricane Tigers shut out the Desert Hills Thunder 21-0. After three straight runner-up's for the Tigers, finally getting over the hump lefts players, coaches, and fans with a feeling of jubilation and allowing them a sigh of relief.

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Posted: 18 November 2011 at 6 p.m.

Thousands of people headed to the theaters Thursday night to watch the biggest wedding of the year- and no it has nothing to do with the Kardashians.

"Breaking Dawn", the first part of the final segment in the Twilight series, hit the box office with over 30 million dollars in ...

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Posted: 18 November 2011 at 1:31 p.m.

Provo-based psychedelic rock band Fictionist came to town Thursday night and played a show at the Jubilee of Trees charity event.

The concert took place in the Dixie Convention Center at about 8:30, opening with fan-favorite "Swept Away," before filling the set with mostly new material. The band released ...

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Posted: 17 November 2011 at 11:09 a.m.

A Nevada woman was airlifted to Las Vegas after her vehicle rolled over in the Virgin River Gorge Wednesday.

59-year-old Pana Manners was flown to University Medical Center after her car rolled on to its side while driving through the gorge. The single vehicle accident occurred at 1:00 p ...

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Posted: 17 November 2011 at 10:38 a.m.

Police are searching at least one suspect involved in a robbery Thursday morning at the Bloomington Zions Bank.

Officials report the robbery took place at 9:33 and according to Zions employees, no injuries were sustained. The lobby is currently closed in order for officials to question those involved with ...

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Posted: 16 November 2011 at 1:53 p.m.

With high school football ending this weekend, Region 9 fans are rapidly turning their attention to Southern Utah's hardwood.

And with the Region season shaping up to be one of the most competitive ever, Snow Canyon High School's men's basketball team is preparing for a long season ...

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Posted: 16 November 2011 at 9:38 a.m.

The Dixie State Red Storm stung the Yellow Jackets of Montana State University-Billings on Tuesday night. 

Jumping out to a quick double-digit lead of 11-1 early in the first half, the Red Storm put it in cruise control and never looked back on their way to the 81-70 win ...

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Posted: 15 November 2011 at 1:12 p.m.

A new controversial upgrade is being installed into St. George's town square, something officials believe will prevent and apprehend criminals. Public officials announced during a recent city council meeting that new surveillance hardware will be installed and operational within the next few weeks.

"These cameras are highly advanced," St ...

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Posted: 14 November 2011 at 6:09 p.m.

The Brigham Young University Provo Young Ambassadors are a group of singers, dancers, and musicians who have gained a reputation for entertaining excellence through energetic musical theater performances.

The Young Ambassadors performed in Tuacahn Friday, bringing their latest show, "Harmony: the Music of Life," a stage production celebrating favorites from ...

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Posted: 14 November 2011 at 11:02 a.m.

You’ve mastered the skill of being superhero, mom and dad, but you’re not sure what to do next. How about save the life of some amazing furry little friends?  Each month PETCO stores around the nation hold an adoption event. The organization partners with the local animal shelters to help ...

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Posted: 14 November 2011 at 10:57 a.m.

It all comes down to this.

The 2011 3A State Championship will be decided Friday night at Rice-Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City. The 12-0 Hurricane Tigers will face a familiar foe, their Region 9 opponent, the 9-3 Desert Hills Thunder. 

For the Tigers and Thunder, Friday night's ...

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Posted: 13 November 2011 at 6:36 p.m.

Over the weekend nearly 300 people flocked to Dixie High School to participate in the annual "Walk to End Alzheimer's."

I'd been to one of these walks before, yet I was still surprised at the overwhelming emotion emanating from Saturday's crowd. They were so happy, I thought ...

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Posted: 11 November 2011 at 1:37 p.m.

Dixie State College officials and representatives from Tuacahn Center for the Arts announced Thursday a new collaboration between the two institutions to stage the holiday classic “White Christmas, The Musical” at the DSC Avenna Center Cox Auditorium in November and December of 2012. 

DSC President Dr. Stephen D. Nadauld ...

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Posted: 10 November 2011 at 4:44 p.m.

For some observers, basketball is merely an entanglement of bodies on hardwood. For others, it's a zen-ful game, filled with concentration and inner peace.

For Jon Judkins, basketball is a game of excitement and that excitement continually keeps him intrigued.

And while Judkins played as one of Dixie College ...

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Posted: 10 November 2011 at 1:15 p.m.

Utah's Dixie is known for many things. The majestic red rocks of Zion, the wondrous plays of Tuacahn, and the dead heat of summer. 

But what Dixie is most famous for is its lush greens during the mild winter months.

Golfers from all around the West, and even from Canada ...

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Posted: 10 November 2011 at 11:01 a.m.

Senator Steve Urquhart held an online conference Thursday for anyone wanting to participate to discuss higher education in southern Utah.

Urquhart hit on the advancements of today's technology and the ability to attend college classes in the most convenient way possible. "What a phenomenal service for our citizens, you ...

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Posted: 9 November 2011 at 10:51 a.m.

At least two-thirds of the St. George City Council will remain intact after Tuesday's election. 

Incumbents Jon Pike and Gil Almquist were both re-relected while incumbent Gloria Shakespeare is being given a run for her money by challenger Jimmie Hughes in a very close race. 

As of ...

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Posted: 9 November 2011 at 10:46 a.m.

Adobe Systems Incorporated announced the halting of its Flash development for mobile devices. The software computer company says it's turning focus to HTML5.

When you access your computer and pull up a website with fancy graphics and videos, more commonly than not, it is built with a program called ...

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Posted: 8 November 2011 at 10:28 a.m.

An illegal immigrant who was arrested in St. George in August has been sentenced to ten years in prison. 

Ernesto Aguilar, 34, who was also deported about 10 years ago, will serve a ten-year prison sentence for selling methamphetamine to an undercover officer.

Upon his arrest, police say Aguilar ...

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Posted: 7 November 2011 at 4:04 p.m.
State of the Storm is the news show for the campus of Dixie State College in St. George, Utah. ...read more

Posted: 7 November 2011 at 1:59 p.m.

Artists claim painting is a vital outlet while writers view writing as a painful necessity. The actors of “Nathan Hale” view their craft in similar ways—as a means for emotional outlet and fulfillment.

Some of the actors got their acting starts in unique ways. Nelson Senten, a freshmen theater major ...

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Posted: 4 November 2011 at 3:36 p.m.

When you walk into an elementary school you might expect to see students learning about math, reading, and writing, but kids at East Elementary School are learning about bullying.    

School Principal Joseph Ackman said the training helps students and teachers know what bullying is.  

“We have to ...

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Posted: 4 November 2011 at 12:40 p.m.

On a cold moonlit November night, the Desert Hills High School football team is hard at work preparing for this week's state playoff game at Stansbury High School in Tooele County. The practice looks and sounds just like any other, but take a closer look at the players and ...

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Posted: 3 November 2011 at 5 p.m.

For the fifth straight year, local restaurants are pairing up with Planet 94.1 and Children’s Dental to Feed the Planet.

For a five dollar donation, St. George residents can eat at one of nine restaurants from November 1-11. But that’s not where it stops. Your donation will also feed ...

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Posted: 3 November 2011 at 4:09 p.m.

Dixie State College gave back this Halloween season to grow closer with members of the local community.

The annual Special Needs Carnival was a big hit this year as students and faculty involved with clubs, student government and other organizations created over 20 booths for this carnival held in the ...

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Posted: 2 November 2011 at 3:40 p.m.

The Department of Workforce Services announced Wednesday that Utah is #2 in employment growth for the country.

In an economic summary released by Utah Governor Gary Herbert, "Utah’s non-agricultural employment increased an estimated 2.8 percent, or 33,300 jobs, between September 2010 and September 2011. Nationally, employment increased 1 ...

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Posted: 2 November 2011 at 1:04 p.m.

One of the newer clubs at Dixie State College is the Rugby Club, a club sport. Several players and supporters feel rugby could become the new contact sport of the future in the United States.

For most Dixie State students, rugby is a foreign game and a brutish game. But ...

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Posted: 2 November 2011 at 10:39 a.m.

A trailer carrying a forklift rolled at the roundabout on Brigham Road near the freeway entrance Tuesday. The accident was caused when an attempted turn in the outside lane turned out to be more than the vehicle could handle. 

The cab portion of of the truck remained right-side-up in ...

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Posted: 1 November 2011 at noon

This Halloween almost 200 zombies reported to Red Cliffs Mall.

Following kids trick-or-treating, hundreds of young zombies staggered to the center of the mall to perform St. George’s first Halloween flash mob.

The mall was packed with families- moms holding hands of superheroes, skunks, and soldiers, and dads following along ...

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Posted: 31 October 2011 at 11:40 a.m.

With the regular season in the rear-view mirror, Region 9's four remaining teams adjusted their focus to Region 10. 

Region 9 won the overall battle with Region 10 in the first round of the state playoffs, taking 3 of the 4 games. Let's start this week's ...

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Posted: 31 October 2011 at 10:57 a.m.

All national parks, monuments, recreation areas, and historic sites will be celebrating Veteran's Day by offering fee- free entry. Local national park units include Grand Canyon, Zion, Bryce Canyon, Pipe Spring, Glen Canyon, Lake Mead, and Capitol Reef.

This year, the fee free designation will apply to the entire ...

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Posted: 28 October 2011 at 10:11 p.m.

The Desert Hills Thunder took on the Miners of Park City in a 3A state playoff matchup Friday, and Desert Hills came out strongly, with Bud Pope returning a 54-yard punt to put the first points on the board. Park City's Hunter Butler scored the two touchdowns for Park ...

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Posted: 28 October 2011 at 8:11 p.m.

The Dixie Flyers traveled to Juan Diego Catholic High School to take on the Soaring Eagles in the first round of the 3A state playoffs. Both teams remained scoreless until Juan Diego awoke in the second half with a 33-yard pass from Brock Garn to Daniel Milovich, followed by Brock ...

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Posted: 28 October 2011 at 6:39 p.m.

Many people give up the hopes of playing their favorite sport when they hit their late years, but this Huntsman Senior Games participant is the exception.

At 91, Mickey Pitti keeps impressing and inspiring participants and audience members during this year's Huntsman World Senior Games. Pitti started playing volleyball ...

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Posted: 28 October 2011 at 4:21 p.m.

A battle is taking place right in our own backyard, and from the reactions of citizens, it could be catastrophic to the southern Utah and Nevada economies.

"It'll be horrible for the economy of Mesquite. A lot of people who come down here to dine or shop will probably ...

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Posted: 28 October 2011 at 2:22 p.m.

With state playoffs beginning tonight, it's time to recap the regular season and how Region 9 teams got to this point.

The high school football season in Southern Utah started with a bang. Both the Hurricane Tigers and Dixie Flyers scored upsets over 5A teams, while Desert Hills and ...

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Posted: 28 October 2011 at 1:33 p.m.

On any given night at the Tuacahn Amphitheater you can see large crowds of people entering the well-known venue to see a Broadway caliber show. However, on this particularly cool, star lit night, there is something strange and even undead making its presence known to the gathering crowd.

Odyssey Dance ...

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Posted: 28 October 2011 at 1:18 p.m.
Horror and terror are words associated with Halloween and when October starts inhabitants emerge to seek out the most terror-ific costumes to celebrate this spooky-fying holiday.

Halloween Spirit, located in St. George, is one place where these terror seekers are outfitted for their big day. Store manager Sylvia Cruz-Croft said ...
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Posted: 27 October 2011 at 4:36 p.m.

The Centennial year has brought about a sense of pride and encouragement towards Dixie State College to go above and beyond in several traditions.

Students involved on campus put together the events Homecoming Week had to offer, including the Homecoming Pageant, Rock the Mall, Homecoming Parade and dance. 

Since ...

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Posted: 26 October 2011 at 9:24 a.m.

Though no humans were seriously injured Sunday, the semi crash on I-15 is being labeled as a major tragedy because of the number of bees lost during the accident. 

"That truck probably had upward of 300-400 hives, it is most likely a lot of those bees won't survive ...

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Posted: 26 October 2011 at 9:21 a.m.

This past weekend's Janice Kapp Perry "The Book of Mormon Has Come Forth" musical was such a success that producers and organizers are working to have a second weekend of showings.

"The missionaries stopped counting [Saturday] night at 800. [Sunday] they stopped at 1,160. Not only were people ...

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Posted: 24 October 2011 at 11 a.m.

With the regular season finished, Region 9's top four teams will now turn towards Region 10 in this week in the first round of the playoffs. 

Hurricane vs. Wasatch

Where: Hurricane High School

When: Friday, October 28, at 5:00 p.m.

The 2011 season has played out ...

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Posted: 21 October 2011 at 10:22 p.m.

Around 6:00 Friday evening, a semi truck hauling produce was traveling northbound on I-15 at approximately  mile marker 8.5 when the driver lost control and crashed through the barricade and fence on the side of the freeway. The semi truck came to a stop in front of Arctic Circle ...

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Posted: 21 October 2011 at 8:45 p.m.

A two car accident Friday evening sends two to the hospital, with one by Life Flight.

Sgt. Craig Harding with the St. George Police Department told SUN News that a vehicle was on waiting to turn onto mall drive when a vehicle traveling an unknown direction on Mall Drive apparently ...

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Posted: 21 October 2011 at 2:18 p.m.

A new and creative spiritual experience will be visiting Dixie for a special performance this weekend. The musical/narrative experience produced by LDS music composer Janice Kapp Perry and Bonnie Hart Murray previewing in the St. George Tabernacle Saturday, October 22, and Sunday, October 23, appropriately called "The Book of ...

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Posted: 20 October 2011 at 3:51 p.m.

Dixie State College's annual Powderpuff Football Game is one of the highlights of Homecoming Week on the DSC campus, but this year's event ignited a sports gender-supemacy debate.

Indeed, who is the better athlete: a man or a woman?

Karli Owens, a DSC student, said women can do ...

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Posted: 20 October 2011 at 3:39 p.m.

Alleged involvement in a slew of summer pharmacy robberies has landed two former St. George officers in handcuffs after an ongoing investigation.

St. George Police Captain James Van Fleet released Thursday that Maxwell Houghton and Paulette Stoker were arrested for a robber at the Lin's Pharmacy in Overton, Nevada ...

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Posted: 20 October 2011 at 9:53 a.m.

In the thick of an economic downturn, many southern Utah businesses continue to struggle to survive. One business in particular, Dixie Care and Share, may be closing its doors due to continued costs and too little money to maintain them. Utah-based internet business Infowest has a plan to hopefully ease ...

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Posted: 19 October 2011 at 5:31 p.m.

Following Governor Herbert's visit to the area Tuesday, Congressman Jim Matheson visited Dixie State College Wednesday and addressed the college's rapid growth and its effect on St. George's economy as a whole. 

Matheson toured DSC's Computer Crime Institute, which is just one example of educational ...

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Posted: 18 October 2011 at 6 p.m.

Last week I tried my hand at martial arts. You can bet I wasn’t boxing, fighting or practicing self-defense, instead I was practicing an art Harvard Medical School calls "walking medication" -- Tai Chi.

One day my copy of St. George Neighborhoods brought news of a number of classes offered at ...

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Posted: 18 October 2011 at 4:57 p.m.

Every city has a special beacon which sets the example for growth, prosperity and innovation. Utah Governor Gary Herbert paid a special visit to Dixie and told SUN News what he thinks southern Utah's beacon really is.

"Dixie State College is really moving along and is the headquarters for ...

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Posted: 18 October 2011 at 12:29 p.m.

Each year hundreds of athletes from across the country and around the globe travel to St. George for the Huntsman World Senior Games. Each athlete arrives with a desire to compete in events they love, and they play in those respective events with an unbridled passion of competitive spirit and ...

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Posted: 18 October 2011 at 12:10 p.m.

The 2011 Huntsman Senior Games brought a special event along with them. The event brings teams from across the world to sunny southern Utah for a head to head mash-up in one of the most competitive Senior Game sports available, volleyball.

"The Global Cup comes around every two years," Canadian ...

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Posted: 17 October 2011 at 9:43 p.m.

A St. George woman is in jail tonight after police say she falsely reported the shooting of three individuals.

St. George Police dispatch informed SUN News, they received a 911 call at approximately 5:30 p.m. from 24-year-old Daphne S. Alldredge, who reported three individuals had just been shot ...

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Posted: 17 October 2011 at 11:57 a.m.

With their victory Thursday night at Desert Hills, the Hurricane Tigers locked up the Region 9 regular season championship. In what many thought had the potential to be a Region 9 shoot out, Hurricane managed to eliminate the chances of that early on. Meanwhile, the Cedar Redmen showed dominance in ...

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Posted: 14 October 2011 at 9:02 p.m.

Broadway West Theater, the only community theater in St. George, brings back the 1968 Audrey Hepburn thriller "Wait Until Dark." Performing at the Vista Elementary School Theater in Ivins, Utah, these talented actors will keep you in the edge of your seat during this thrilling play.

Wait Until Dark performs ...

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Posted: 13 October 2011 at 10:37 p.m.

The Tigers pounced on the Thunder to claim the out-right Region 9 title at Desert Hills High School Thursday night.

It didn't take Hurricane High School long to get on the scoreboard. In fact, it was the Tigers' first play from scrimmage, after stopping the Thunder on a fourth-down ...

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Posted: 13 October 2011 at 6:11 p.m.

Local radio personality Jon Smith, host of "The Jon Smith Show" on 95.9 The Hawk, is taking his job out of the office, for a very special opportunity.

Smith boarded a plane headed for Baghdad Friday morning, where he will spend time with Southern Utah's very own Utah Army ...

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Posted: 12 October 2011 at 5:22 p.m.

Southern Utah is wearing a new fad, and it's wearing it well. Seniors and sport enthusiasts alike are falling in love with a new activity that is now the fastest growing participant-played sport in America, pickleball.

"It's so fun to play and it really does keep you in ...

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Posted: 12 October 2011 at 9:46 a.m.

Hundreds of young and old alike gathered on Tuesday, October 11, to welcome the "Reggae Cowboys" to Dixie State College's Burns Arena.

In conjunction with the Huntsman World Senior Games, the Bellamy Brothers performed for nearly 500 athletes, students, and community members. They played hit songs such as "Redneck ...

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Posted: 11 October 2011 at 4:55 p.m.
The World Senior Games are one of Utah's prominent annual events, bringing athletes from over 50 nations into southern Utah. Along with athletes come their families and friends, translating to an improved economy for our area, at least temporarily.

Workers at 25Main, a contemporary urban cafe located in downtown ... ...read more

Posted: 10 October 2011 at noon

Last weekend food connoisseurs were able to sample the likes of Bombay Café, Pepper’s Cantina, Café Rio, Le Parry Pastry Shoppe and Brick Oven all in one stop.  

Vernon Worthen Park was the source of yet another October Event, this time for the resurrected "A Taste of Dixie." Thousands ...

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Posted: 10 October 2011 at 11:26 a.m.

The Desert Hills Thunder spoiled Snow Canyon's homecoming, but what their win really did was set the stage for Region 9's biggest game thus far. 

In a Thursday night contest, the Tigers of Hurricane will head to the Thunderdome to face Desert Hills in a pivotal showdown. But it ...

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Posted: 7 October 2011 at 11:10 p.m.

The Snow Canyon Warriors welcomed the Desert Hills Thunder for a homecoming match-up and fought it out until the very end.

The Thunder's Ty Rutlidge started off with a 10-yard pass from Porter Harris. Snow Canyon was able to put up a 22 yard field goal after a penalty ...

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Posted: 7 October 2011 at 9:37 p.m.

The Dixie Flyers soared into Cedar City tonight to pick up a huge Region 9 victory and spoil Cedar's Homecoming game. 

The Flyers got on the board early in the game. The Redmen forced a punt, but then fumbled it, only to be recoverd by Dixie inside the ...

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Posted: 7 October 2011 at 3:05 p.m.
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Posted: 6 October 2011 at 7:08 p.m.

Members of the St. George Community converged on the gazebo at Vernon Worthen Park on Thursday night for the first general assembly meeting about "Occupy St. George."

Despite the rain and cool temperatures, citizens both young and old met at the park to discuss the status of our nation. Inspired ...

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Posted: 6 October 2011 at 5:32 p.m.

One year ago, Snow Canyon High students Dane Zdunich and Alex Lambson became local legends after being struck by lightning. The incident would have likely proved fatal if it hadn't been for the CPR training of their nearby peers. 

Zack Jensen, a fellow Snow Canyon student, was publicly ...

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Posted: 6 October 2011 at 3:43 p.m.

Police responded to a call this morning of a reported stabbing in St. George.

The call, which was made by 21-year-old Otis Maloney, came in at 11:05 Thursday morning. Maloney told dispatch that he had stabbed his mother.

When officers reported to a residence at the 2500 East block ...

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Posted: 5 October 2011 at 3:24 p.m.

The Huntsman World Senior Games features several long-running athletic events, like softball or basketball, but new events are being added virtually every year. This year's competition included adding sand volleyball.  

The world-class competition attracts a diverse group of players to this competition, including California native Margie Wiher and ...

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Posted: 4 October 2011 at 12:57 p.m.

Recent GOP debates have parents all over the nation wondering how far government is willing to go in the name of protecting the general public.

Since the beginning of the Republican primary debates, Texas Governor Rick Perry has sustained consistent criticism over the HPV vaccine mandate he implemented for his ...

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Posted: 3 October 2011 at 4:05 p.m.

Most runners in the St. George Marathon say the finish line atmosphere at Vernon Worthen Park makes the entire race worth it.

Marathons test everyone involved, from runners to fans. But the finish line environment at the 35th annual St. George Marathon excited organizers as well, including St. George Mayor ...

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Posted: 3 October 2011 at 3:38 p.m.

Running is a fad becoming increasingly popular these days, but putting one foot in front of the other has turned into much more than just a form of exercise. For a group of seven mothers in southern Utah, running is a way to escape, grow closer, and express themselves.

"It ...

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Posted: 3 October 2011 at 3:10 p.m.

The old gym at Dixie State College is home to many aspects of the college that many students aren't even aware of. The Student Activities Center held an open house for students and faculty to attend so they can become a part of all that DSC has to offer ...

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Posted: 3 October 2011 at 12:33 p.m.

Early Saturday morning, over 7,600 hundred runners descended on southern Utah for the 35th Annual St. George Marathon.  This year's race would be a little different though, being run without last year's hometown winner, Aaron Metler.

Instead of defending his title, Metler has bigger plans and bigger ...

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Posted: 3 October 2011 at 12:12 p.m.

They did it again. 

The Tigers remained unbeaten through week seven.

But Hurricane's victory Friday night wasn't the only big news around Region 9. The Redmen went on an offensive explosion. The Flyers went back to the basics. 

Hurricane Tigers (7-0) vs. Pine View Panthers (2-5 ...

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Posted: 3 October 2011 at noon

The youth of the Washington LDS Eighth Ward know that being thanked 6,000 times is well worth getting up at 3 a.m.

This weekend I was right up in the action of the annual St. George Marathon. No I did not run, now that would be an announcement. Instead ...

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Posted: 30 September 2011 at 10:24 p.m.

The Hurricane Tigers remain undefeated after a match up Friday against the Pine View Panthers. Hurricane showed why they have made it to the state championship the past three years by putting the first points up on the board with a 9-yard run from Thompson. After a 30-yard run from ...

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Posted: 30 September 2011 at 9:43 p.m.

The Dixie Flyers hosted the Canyon View Falcons in a Region 9 battle Friday, and Dixie came out strong, starting things off with a 84-yard pass from Barney to Hansen.

The second quarter was all running as Justin Cummings ran the ball for two touchdowns to give the Flyers a ...

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Posted: 30 September 2011 at 3:21 p.m.

When southern Utah football coaches get together for the same cause, the outcome tends to be an unstoppable one. That is the plan for Youth Football USA and for several coaches here in St. George.

"We are here to show the rest of the world that we are a force ...

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Posted: 30 September 2011 at 11:16 a.m.

Southern Utah celebrated a day of recovery, knowledge and growth Thursday, inspiring those who are addicted to anything from illegal drugs to their daily afternoon soda to turn the other cheek.

"It's a celebration of hope and recovery," said Angi Graff, event coordinator. "It's powerful when a community ...

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Posted: 29 September 2011 at 4:26 p.m.

Dixie State College's men's basketball team is one of the school's elite athletic programs, as the team has won two consecutive PacWest championships and enters this season fresh off a Sweet 16 appearance in the NCAA Tournament.

By the intensity already evident this preseason, it is apparent ...

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Posted: 29 September 2011 at 10:01 a.m.

A national organization is going the extra mile to soothe the pain of women going through chemotherapy by offering a free house cleaning once per month for 4 months of their treatment.

Cleaning for a Reason will send a maid service in the patient's zip code area to her ...

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Posted: 28 September 2011 at 1:56 p.m.
Dixie State College’s weekly noontime “Dixie Forum: A Window on the World” forum will introduce you to the wild inhabitants of the canyons inside Zion National Park, as presented by local canyoneer Tom Jones on Tuesday, Oct. 4, at noon, in the Dunford Auditorium of the Browning Resource Center on ... ...read more

Posted: 27 September 2011 at 4:08 p.m.

St. George-based Boulevard Home Furnishings made a special donation to our schools today, this time will put the count at 23.

"We try to make community involvement a large part of our business," Boulevard CEO Sheldon Wittwer told SUN News. "One way we can make that possible is by donating ...

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Posted: 27 September 2011 at 1:34 p.m.

Apple's long-awaited release of the newest iPhone just came into perspective for many, as the Silicon Valley company announces the unveiling date: Tuesday, October 4.

The event, appropriately labeled "Let's talk iPhone" will come 15 months after the iPhone 4's release-- something customers are not used to ...

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Posted: 26 September 2011 at 1:21 p.m.

Tuacahn Center for the Performing Arts has seen its most lucrative season yet, thanks to the combined successes of "Little Mermaid" and "Grease." Both employ show-stopping stage innovation, with "Little Mermaid" going so far as to take the acting underwater.

Capitalizing on the success, Tuacahn's new line-up will include ...

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Posted: 26 September 2011 at 11 a.m.

It's fair to say that Region 9 is heating up. In fact, that may be an understatement. Week Six took us on a wild ride. From a blowout to an upset, and an extreme nail-biter, we got a little bit of everything. What we didn't get, except for ...

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Posted: 26 September 2011 at 10:48 a.m.

Recent Web rumors and research have led many to believe that the near future of our electronics is moving from flat screen to curved screen. Daily news website DIGITIMES claims that sources close to corporate giants such as Apple and Samsung are prepping to produce devices that include curved glass ...

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Posted: 23 September 2011 at 11:13 p.m.

The Cedar Redmen welcomed the Panthers of Pine View in another Region 9 matchup Friday. The Redmen held the Panthers scoreless until the third quarter, but Pine View came clawing back.

Cedar High entered the break up 21-0. A touchdown in the third from both teams took the score to ...

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Posted: 23 September 2011 at 9:13 p.m.

The Flyer offense took off quickly in the Thunderdome Friday night, despite losing the coin toss thrown by Governor Gary Herbert.

Dixie jumped out to a quick start behind a strong defensive core and quarterback Blake Barney, who got the Flyers off to a 17-0 start. Desert Hills battled their ...

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Posted: 23 September 2011 at 3:02 p.m.

A brutal rollover on I-15 in the gorge has caused for 1 person to be life flighted and three to be transported by ambulance.

The accident around Arizona mile marker 22 on northbound I-15 was reported around 1:10 PM Friday, multiple medical, fire and police officials reported to the ...

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Posted: 23 September 2011 at 10:52 a.m.

The Westates Red Cliffs Cinema behind St. George's shopping mall caught fire yesterday afternoon, reportedly beginning with one of their popcorn machines.

People were asked to evacuate the building by the cinema staff, with small amounts of smoke filing most rooms. The Fire Department arrived at 4:00 p ...

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Posted: 22 September 2011 at 4:57 p.m.

The Dixie State College football team won its first football game last Saturday night, a 42-7 victory over Simon Fraser University.

DSC is now 1-0 in the GNAC and the team is experiencing a new-found optimism. Various figures around the program, from coaches Scott Brumfield and Judd Thompson to players ...

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Posted: 22 September 2011 at 4:08 p.m.

The campus of Dixie State was a little more blue than usual Thursday. 

Students covered the lawn with ribbons representing the portion of Dixie State Students that have been, or will be, a victim of sexual assault. 

Take Back the Night, one of the largest student groups on ...

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Posted: 22 September 2011 at 4:01 p.m.

Property belonging to Jeremy Johnson, and his company iWorks, that was seized by the government will be auctioned off this weekend.

Statewide Auction Company will host the auction Saturday at 10:00 a.m., located at 5099 Wheeler Way in Hurricane. The lot includes everything from desks, computers, and chairs, to classic ...

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Posted: 22 September 2011 at 2:30 p.m.

A year's worth of support and medical attention in Afghanistan culminated Wednesday for St. George soldiers-- and the homecoming was a powerful one.

The 971st Medical Logistics Company based throughout the state returned home after being debriefed in El Paso, Texas. Three of those soldiers who reside in southern ...

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Posted: 21 September 2011 at 10:13 a.m.

Several of Utah's presidents have declined to accept raises that were unanimously approved by the Utah Board of Regents.

The Board of Regents voted in favor of giving raises to eight of Utah's college and university presidents. The raises totaling $100,000 were spilt among the presidents. Many of the ...

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Posted: 20 September 2011 at 4:45 p.m.

Over the past year Dixie State College has celebrated the school's centennial. Dixie's centennial has been the ongoing theme as student government's slogan this year is "Team of the Century" and the Homecoming theme will be "From Pioneers to 100 Years." 

September 19 marks the birth ...

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Posted: 20 September 2011 at 2:58 p.m.

A NASA satellite launched in 1991 is making its way back to Earth and the re-entry isn't expected to be pretty. The expected crash time is slotted for later this week, but if scientists are off by the slightest amount, it could mean the difference between hitting Los Angeles ...

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Posted: 20 September 2011 at 1:14 p.m.

An accident on River Road sends one motorcyclist to the hospital with minor injuries. 

Around noon on Tuesday a motorcyclist traveling southbound on River Road was cut off by a car making a U-turn. The motorcyclist was forced to lay down the bike to avoid hitting the automobile. The ...

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Posted: 20 September 2011 at 11:32 a.m.

With the 2011 college football season in full swing, schools around the state are looking to build up momentum and confidence as they head into conference play. With some teams playing in new conferences, and others looking to beat familiar foes, this year is already off to a wild start ...

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Posted: 20 September 2011 at 9:55 a.m.

The dreams of nearly every little child have, at some point in time, involved going to space. Well, NASA has just released video of a 600 photo time-lapse of the International Space Station. You can now can see what it would be like to take your very own flight into ...

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Posted: 19 September 2011 at 10:22 a.m.

Week five was a proving ground for who's who. With two of the top games slated in Region 9 this season, fans, coaches, and players got a real glimpse at who is the real deal, and who might have come into the week overrated. 

Hurricane Tigers (5-0) vs ...

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Posted: 19 September 2011 at 9:20 a.m.

Lately my Saturdays have been completely consumed with Tuacahn.

No, I’m not pursuing an acting career, and I don’t have gold tickets to Little Mermaid. I recently discovered the Tuacahn Saturday Market and now they can’t keep me away.




Each Saturday a canopy of white tents is ...

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Posted: 16 September 2011 at 11:19 p.m.

In a battle of the number one and two ranked teams in 3A, the Hurricane Tigers came out fighting. On homecoming night at Walt Brooks Field, excitement filled the air as the teams took the field.

The Tigers started the night off with a two-yard fumble recovery to put the ...

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Posted: 16 September 2011 at 11:03 p.m.

The Desert Hills Thunder traveled across town to play the Pine View Panthers, and they came to win.

Right out of the gate, Porter Harris put up six for Desert Hills with a 80-yard run. Pine View answered with a short pass to Arslanian to end the first quarter tied ...

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Posted: 16 September 2011 at 5:14 p.m.

The DSC Athletic Department inducted four new members into its Hall of Fame Thursday night.

Former DSC Women's Soccer coach Heather Mendenhall Dahl, former Major League pitcher Bruce Hurst, former DSC Men's Basketball star Marcus Banks and former DSC Football head coach Greg Croshaw were inducted as part ...

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Posted: 16 September 2011 at 1:34 p.m.

A motorcycle slammed into a U.S. Postal Service truck on St. George Boulevard at the 200 East cross street today, when the biker turned out of a parking lot onto the crowded street. 

Visibility in the area has proven to be notoriously limited, and police suspect it may ...

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Posted: 16 September 2011 at 1:07 p.m.
The Dixie State College Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Dr. Paul Abegg, will open its 2011-12 season with its Third-Annual Pops in Pine Valley Concert, performed at the Historic Pine Valley LDS Chapel on Saturday, Sept. 24, at 1 p.m. This special outdoor concert is free and open ... ...read more

Posted: 16 September 2011 at 11:29 a.m.
The Huntsman World Senior Games is bringing in some special talent this year to kick off the events!
On October 11, 2011 at 7:00 p.m., the Bellamy Brothers will help the Huntsman World Senior Games celebrate their 25th Anniversary and headline the Games’ Concert & Celebration in ...
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Posted: 15 September 2011 at 3:14 p.m.

As you drive down the freeway, a large portion of the traffic you'll encounter will probably have 18 wheels.

Truckers drive across the country to deliver goods to locations throughout the nation. Though some might view these 10-ton rigs as a nuisance on the road, southern Utah takes a ...

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Posted: 14 September 2011 at 3:34 p.m.

Friends and family of Jeremy Johnson fronted $2.8 million worth of property to bail Johnson out of jail on Wednesday.

The St. George businessman was arrested by IRS agents in Phoenix on June 11, and has been in custody ever since. Johnson was initially arrested on a single charge ...

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Posted: 14 September 2011 at 12:39 p.m.

Football is back, and St. George gridiron fans turned out on Monday night to celebrate the 42nd season premiere of “Monday Night Football,” an American sporting tradition.

Paul Webb, athletic trainer for Desert Hills High School, said he traditionally reserves Monday night for friends and football. “After work ...

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Posted: 14 September 2011 at 9:50 a.m.

Ballots were cast, sorted and counted, and the results are in. Five St. George City Council members will be moving on to the general election, but a sixth spot remains undetermined due to a close vote count.

Three of the six incumbents topping the race are current City Council members ...

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Posted: 13 September 2011 at 4:07 p.m.

The daily routines of Dixie Regional Medical Center employees are often not even considered routine. With different patients coming in every day with different sicknesses, pains, or injuries, the job description varies dramatically.

According to Dixie Regional Medical Center Communications Director Terri Draper, "It's key for us to be ...

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Posted: 13 September 2011 at 1:31 p.m.

 World Premiere Musical, Nathan Hale in November!

The Dixie State College Theatre Department recently announced its 2011/12 season performances. The college’s centennial season will include the world premiere musical, Nathan Hale, in November. Following is a schedule of the family-friendly presentations offered throughout the year.

All productions start promptly ...

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Posted: 12 September 2011 at 11:49 a.m.

The St. George Police Department and Crime Stoppers have upped the ante for information regarding last month's Smith Pharmacy robbery.

Now there is up to a $5,000 cash reward being donated by the pharmaceutical company Purdue Pharma L.P., a combined effort between industry pharmacists and law enforcement ...

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Posted: 12 September 2011 at 11:07 a.m.

Desert Hills Thunder opened region football with a bang, electrocuting the Canyon View Falcons Friday 39-2. But the game's excitement was just a small portion of the joyous events happening for Desert Hills that night.

Madi Sonju, a Desert Hills senior diagnosed with Down's syndrome, attended the homecoming ...

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Posted: 12 September 2011 at 11:03 a.m.

After the fourth week of Region 9 match-ups, it's more clear as to which teams are contenders, and which are pretenders. 

In week four, one undefeated fell, a winless persisted, and there was a barn burner at Panther Stadium. 

The Good:

Hurricane Tigers (4-0) vs. Cedar ...

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Posted: 12 September 2011 at 1:17 a.m.

Authorities say they believe lightning caused a St. George business on Hilton Drive to go up in flames.

The fire started about 9:30 on Sunday evening at Malibu Cleaners, and the business is being described as "a complete loss."

Six fire engines and two ladder trucks responded. Full crews ...

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Posted: 10 September 2011 at 12:06 a.m.

As the Pine View Panthers and Dixie Flyers prepared for a cross-town rivalry game, the fans enjoyed a tailgate party filled with food, bounce houses, and school spirit. As game time approached the weather cleared and allowing the Flyers and Panthers to play ball! 

Braxton Peterson decided to run ...

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Posted: 9 September 2011 at 1:23 p.m.

  Students at Snow Canyon Middle School are working with GRASP, a local education program, to knit homemade hats for Intermountain Healthcare's cancer patients. The project began when John Page and Sharon Moss, two of the middle school's GRASP correspondents, said they wanted to bring academic and social goals ...

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Posted: 8 September 2011 at 10:25 a.m.

Wandering around southern Utah, you're bound to hear all sorts of noise. But Wednesday night, bikers heard a cry for help and ended up saving a man's life. A 65-year-old male was found towards the bottom of a ravine in Mill Creek Canyon, where he had fallen that ...

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Posted: 7 September 2011 at 6:11 p.m.

Southern Utah's Washington County Administration Building became a battleground Wednesday when the proposals of U.S. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar drove close to home. For some residents, the proposals were too close. 

Residents from counties throughout much of Utah and Arizona attended the meeting to share their concern ...

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Posted: 6 September 2011 at 2:44 p.m.

ST. GEORGE, UT -- Dixie State College and high school fans can now watch live local football action from anywhere via the Dixie Broadcast Network.  

Local games are broadcast live on television via the Baja Broadband Community Education Channel, 22. Online live streaming can be found at SouthernUtahNow.com and ...

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Posted: 6 September 2011 at 11 a.m.

It's a toss-up to determine which Region 9 school has started in the more impressive fashion this season. 

You have the Tigers of Hurricane with three very impressive wins over 3A Tooele, 4A Skyline, and 5A West Jordan, and you have the Flyers of Dixie High, who have ...

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Posted: 5 September 2011 at 1:53 p.m.

After nearly one week, crews continue battling the Herbs Fire.

While the blaze burns in an isolated area of Zion National Park, it is not posing an immediate threat to any private or public structures, and the number of burned acres has been reduced. 

Officials say lightning started the ...

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Posted: 3 September 2011 at 9:29 p.m.

The Red Storm offense could never really get going against the Grizzlies of Adams State on Saturday.

Possession was the name of the game at Hansen Stadium for the season opener. The Grizzlies dominated the possession of the game, holding the ball for over 39 minutes, in comparison to the Red Storm ...

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Posted: 2 September 2011 at 10:32 p.m.

Prep Football Scoreboard from around the area: 

Pine View wins over Salem Hills, 34-11.

Kanab beats Grand, 35-14

Desert Hills takes the win over North Sanpete, 46-14.

Skyline edges out Cedar, 21-20. Full story, Highlights Video

Hurricane beats Tooele, 52-7. Full Story, Highlights, Video 

Dixie crushes Uintah ...

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Posted: 2 September 2011 at 9:51 p.m.

The Dixie Flyers traveled to Snow College to take on the Utes of Uintah High School. Entering the game with a perfect record, the Flyers did not let the travel affect the performance. In the first quarter, Blake Barney connected with Kyle Hansen for an easy TD. The second quarter ...

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Posted: 2 September 2011 at 5:23 p.m.

The United States of America has been strongly branded by Lady Liberty's presence, ever since the nation was gifted her from France in the 1800's.

A new American landmark is now taking shape, and its designer, Gary Price, made a stop in St. George Friday to help promote ...

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Posted: 1 September 2011 at 5:11 p.m.

As a Latter-day Saint missionary, Elder Paul Oakey began his religious service in Guatemala, teaching people about a religion he loves and taking every chance to render service for those in need. Throughout his mission experience, Oakey experienced moments that defined his life and changed him forever. But none of ...

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Posted: 31 August 2011 at 8:02 p.m.

A head-on collision Wednesday evening at the intersection of 260 North and Dixie Drive sent four people to Dixie Regional Medical Center.

Lieutenant Giles with the St. George Police Department told SUN News that a small pickup truck was traveling northbound when the driver for unknown reasons crossed the center line ...

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Posted: 31 August 2011 at 9:58 a.m.

The $39 billion merging proposal between No. 2 wireless carrier AT&T and No. 4 carrier T-Mobile has been blocked after The Justice Department deemed it costly for consumers.

Government officials argue the proposal would greatly reduce competition and increase cost for consumers. Something CEO of No. 3 carrier Sprint, Dan ...

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Posted: 30 August 2011 at 3:32 p.m.

Some studies have shown that the ability for children to learn a second language starts fading as early as their first years.

However, according to a recent study, the brains of babies raised in a bilingual home show longer periods of flexibility to learn different languages than other children.

Researchers ...

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Posted: 30 August 2011 at 11:49 a.m.

Lightning, dry conditions, and wind are playing a major part in what fire officials are stating as "nearly three dozen fires around southern Utah."

Sunday's lightning storms throughout the state played a major role in starting the fires that have plagued southern Utah. Public Affairs Officer Rachel Tueller told ...

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Posted: 29 August 2011 at 11:49 a.m.

Week 2 of high school football in Region 9 saw better results...for most schools. 

Five of the region's seven teams finished Friday night by adding a W to their record. However, for Snow Canyon High School and Cedar High School, this was not the case. 

This ...

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Posted: 27 August 2011 at 12:29 a.m.

Prep Football Scoreboard from around the area: 

Pineview vs. Desert Hills Nev., Pineview wins 46-16.  Panther Braxton Peterson went 8-13 with 138 passing yards, throwing two touchdowns, and rushing in one. Teammate Prentiss Miller added two touchdowns and 204 yards.

Snow Canyon vs. Las Vegas Nev., Las Vegas wins ...

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Posted: 26 August 2011 at 11:02 p.m.

The River Valley Dust Devils made the trek to Walt Brooks Stadium to take on the Flyers of Dixie. Dixie came out strong with Justin Cummings running 15 yards into the endzone to break the ice. Tadd Challis started his night off with a 95-yard pass from Blake Barney. The ...

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Posted: 26 August 2011 at 10:57 p.m.

The Moapa Valley Pirates visited the Thunder at Desert Hills High School on Friday night, and left with sinking hopes and the weight of Thors hammer on their heads.

Desert Hills was in control from the first whistle to the last, showing to be the more dominate team in every ...

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Posted: 26 August 2011 at 9:21 p.m.

Lightning has caused more than 10 fires since Friday night. The most visible fire from the St. George area is the Plateau Fire, located about 10 miles south of Bloomington. The fire has burned over 2,000 acres but has not threatened any structures. Resources from across the area were ...

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Posted: 26 August 2011 at 5:15 p.m.

Nearly 10,000 law enforcement agencies from all over the country are supporting Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over, including Zion National Park.  The campaign, designed to combat impaired driving, started August 19 and will continue through September 5. 

In 2009, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration states ...

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Posted: 26 August 2011 at 1:41 p.m.

Week 2 of High School Football takes to the turf Friday night with a festival of games. 


Canyon View at Richfield 7:00 PM

Highland at Cedar 7:00 PM

Moapa Valley, Nev. at Desert Hills 7:00 PM

River Valley, Ariz. at Dixie 7:00 PM

West Jordan at Hurricane 7 ...

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Posted: 26 August 2011 at 11:19 a.m.

After a robbery at their Brigham Road location nearly two weeks ago, Wells Fargo Bank in connection with the Utah Bankers Association, is offering up to a $10,000 reward for original information leading to the identification, apprehension, and conviction of the person(s) involved. 

The incident occurred on ...

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Posted: 25 August 2011 at 3:51 p.m.

After Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, announced Monday he won't run for U.S. Senate, questions of who will run against Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, started rising.

Although Chaffetz's announcement leaves a huge gap of candidates, Hatch's campaign isn't guaranteed to have an easy way in. According ...

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Posted: 24 August 2011 at 3:12 p.m.

After the 2010 Census, the Beehive State is facing changes in its districting.

Representative Don Ipson spoke to members of the St. George Chamber of Commerce at their weekly luncheon Wednesday. He addressed the topics regarding the state's redistricting, and how important it is for Washington County and Iron ...

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Posted: 23 August 2011 at 5:03 p.m.

A rash of robberies within the last month is prompting law enforcement and city officials to offer a monetary reward.  The City of St. George has offered $1,000 for any information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible for four different area robberies.  ...

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Posted: 23 August 2011 at 12:03 p.m.

Vehicle industry giants Ford Motor Co. and Toyota Motor Corp. said they will be working together to develop an advanced hybrid drivetrain system for light trucks and sport-utility vehicles.

The strategic move by both companies comes to improve fuel economy in larger vehicles long before federal fuel economy rules become ...

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Posted: 22 August 2011 at 3:16 p.m.

After Washington County Police received a call about hearing shootings, one man was arrested on six offenses.

Rodrigo Alexander Lopez was arrested on Sunday, August 21, near Lower Sand Cove Reservoir. Detective Nate Abbott told SUN News that Lopez was among a group of individuals who were questioned about the ...

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Posted: 22 August 2011 at 1:42 p.m.

There is good news and there is bad news in regards to Region 9 limping out of the gate during the opening week of high school football.

Four of Region 9's seven teams began the season in the loss column on Friday night. Cedar, Desert Hills, Pine View, and ...

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Posted: 22 August 2011 at 11:15 a.m.

Dixie State College of Utah, in conjunction with the DOCUTAH International Documentary Film Festival, will host "Mr. Las Vegas" Wayne Newton for a special press conference and meet and greet on Tuesday, August 23, at the DSC Eccles Fine Arts Center Main Stage Theater. The event runs from 2:30-4 ...

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Posted: 20 August 2011 at 3:50 p.m.

Neighbors are looking out for the needs of a St. George man and his spouse after a fire badly damages his home off south River Road on Saturday.

The homeowner's brother told SUN News the homeowner had left the house to do some shopping, no one was in house ...

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Posted: 19 August 2011 at 9:41 p.m.

Olympus came to visit southern Utah's Warriors Friday in a season opening match-up. The Titans fought Snow Canyon and with the help of multiple fumbles and interceptions, were able to put away two touchdowns thanks to precision passing from Scott Porter, the Olympus quarterback, in the second quarter.

The ...

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Posted: 19 August 2011 at 8:50 p.m.

The Panthers of Pine View High School hosted the Leopards of East High School out of Salt Lake City Friday night. 

The Leopards jumped out to an early 13-0 lead in the first quarter. Pine View battled back in the first half to score three consecutive touchdowns, to take ...

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Posted: 19 August 2011 at 3:18 p.m.

Tonight marks 'opening night' for high school football and SUN News will be there. Be sure to keep an eye on SouthernUtahNow.com for game highlights for your favorite teams.

Check out SUN News for highlights of these games Friday:

East @ Pine View

Syracuse @ Desert Hills

Olympus @ Snow Canyon

All ...

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Posted: 18 August 2011 at 7:59 p.m.

St. George Police are looking for a man who they say robbed the Smith's pharmacy Thursday evening just before 6:30.

Police told SUN News the suspect is a white male who was wearing sunglasses, medical mask, a white baseball style shirt with blue sleeves, long pants, and dark ...

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Posted: 18 August 2011 at 2:37 p.m.

Janice Columb and Pat Brown are two ladies younger at heart than a teenager. Fun and excitement are something they love and they won't let the fact that they need walkers to move around hold them back. You may have seen them on the road or even in a ...

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Posted: 17 August 2011 at 4:28 p.m.

West-bound Sunset Boulevard has been rerouted as of 4:00 p.m. Wednesday after a semi trailer snagged a powerline at L&R Designs near 1200 East.

Police told SUN News the semi had no problem entering the L&R parking lot, but upon leaving the driver snagged the lines and pulled ...

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Posted: 17 August 2011 at 2:24 p.m.

Not even Kalisi Uluave knew what he was getting himself into when he decided to ride his bicycle from Huntington Beach, California, to Mount Desert, Maine. 

Kalisi began the Tour For a Cure on May 16, a fundraising effort to support a Cedar City boy battling cancer. When he ...

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Posted: 17 August 2011 at 11:40 a.m.

COLUMBIA, South Carolina - Giants in the Tobacco industry want a federal judge to put a stop to new graphic cigarette labels that are soon to go into effect on products of the companies.

Pictures (left) include a sewn-up corpse of a smoker, diseased lungs and other graphic images which those ...

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Posted: 16 August 2011 at 3:23 p.m.

Two-a-days have begun for the Red Storm of Dixie State College.

The football team is coming off a disappointing season, and is looking to flip the script this year. With 70 new faces on the team, marking head coach Scott Brumfield's first full recruiting class, the Red Storm are ...

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Posted: 16 August 2011 at 9:47 a.m.

Researchers in Australia have found some startling news for people who enjoy spending time watching the tube. For every hour of TV you watch after the age of 25, you can shorten your life almost 22 minutes.

According to the AFP News Agency, Scientists at the University of Queensland's ...

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Posted: 15 August 2011 at 7:29 p.m.

After extensive construction, the new I-15 Dixie Drive Interchange is starting to take shape. Road closures are scheduled during the evenings to allow workers to move barriers, re-stripe roads, and reroute traffic to the new interchange. Tuesday, August 16 from 7:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m. on ...

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Posted: 15 August 2011 at 5:58 p.m.

Students throughout Washington County flooded the hallways and classrooms of schools today.

The 2011-2012 academic year is underway, and both the teachers and students are optimistic about the upcoming year. Washington County School District had an increase in test scores during 2010-2011 school year, and administrators are looking to keep ...

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Posted: 15 August 2011 at 11:48 a.m.

In a daily tracking poll released by Gallup, President Obama's approval rating has dropped below 40 percent for the first time ever.

The poll underlines his approval and the reasoning where Foxnews.com said, "39 percent of Americans approve of Obama's performance, while 54 percent disapprove. … A ...

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Posted: 12 August 2011 at 2:35 p.m.

The Red Storm football team got back on track after their first full day of practice on Thursday.

With a morning conditioning session and an evening workout, the student-athletes showed a great tempo during practice. The new faces seemed to be learning the Red Storm system, keeping their tempo, knowing ...

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Posted: 12 August 2011 at 1:53 p.m.

The brain-child and what some call the biggest victory for President Barack Obama may have hit a major road block as a federal appeals court ruled components of the healthcare plan unconstitutional.

The ruling states that "Congress does not have the power to require all Americans to buy health insurance ...

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Posted: 12 August 2011 at 11:32 a.m.

Texas court officials have released audio tapes used to convict polygamous leader Warren Jeffs. Nearly three hours of audio were seized which about half was played for jurors. In the tapes Jeffs is heard instructing young women in how to please him through sexual activity, while reading what he claims ...

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Posted: 11 August 2011 at 4:09 p.m.

Dixie State College of Utah officially welcomed new leadership for its Board of Trustees at a special meeting Wednesday morning. Steven G. Caplin, who has been a member of the DSC Board of Trustees since 2005 and most recently served as the Board's vice chair for the past two ...

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Posted: 11 August 2011 at 4 p.m.

Popular southern Utah recreation site, Quail Creek, will be closing its doors Monday and Tuesday for a chemical treatment to reduce the lake's algae.

Every few years the algae in the lake reaches a high level which affects the taste and smell of our drinking water. The creek, located ...

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Posted: 11 August 2011 at 1:25 p.m.

St. George-based airline company Skywest announced Thursday that 170 positions would be cut from its Salt Lake City employments.

Those affected will be crews based in ground handling at Salt Lake's International Airport. The layoffs come from the reductions of daily flights linked with Delta Connection. Though the airline ...

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Posted: 11 August 2011 at 1 p.m.

Metal cutting in southern Utah has lead to another fire, except this time fire officials say, it was completely legal and under regulations.

Dispatch received a report Thursday around 11:30 that an explosion had erupted at Dixie Metal Recycling located in Fort Pierce Industrial park. The company had just ...

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Posted: 11 August 2011 at 12:49 p.m.

Eleven more men were indicted by the U.S. District Court Wednesday, joining the 21 people already charged in connection with the marijuana grow operation near St. George on July 16.

The new indictment brings the number to 32 people charged out of the 39 suspects who were apprehended at ...

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Posted: 10 August 2011 at 5:07 p.m.

St. George Police and SWAT were forced to close down roads Wednesday near Little Valley after receiving reports of a man firing a gun in his house.

The call came in around 2:30 p.m. when police received reports that an intoxicated man fired a weapon and then became ...

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Posted: 10 August 2011 at 11:35 a.m.

The southern Utah days may be getting a little shorter, but the heat is still here and as dangerous as ever. Across the country, two football players, one coach, and a runner have all died recently due to complications from the extreme heat hitting our nation. The American Red Cross ...

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Posted: 9 August 2011 at 5:50 p.m.

In an invitation-only forum held early Tuesday afternoon, southern Utah residents gathered to hear Utah Congressman Jason Chaffetz’s thoughts on the latest deficit spending bill, the Tea Party, and the possibility of running against senior Senator Orrin Hatch in next year’s race.

Approximately 40 people listened as Chaffetz called America’s ...

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Posted: 9 August 2011 at 5:34 p.m.

The volunteers and employees of the Washington County Fair have been preparing and setting up this week for all of the upcoming events. The "Rock and Roll" themed fair will be held Wednesday, August 10 through Saturday, August 13.

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Posted: 9 August 2011 at 5:18 p.m.

Over the past year the state of Utah was ranked by Forbes Magazine as The Best State for Business and Careers. Recently Utah, and specifically Salt Lake City, cracked the top ten of another national list. However, this list might not be one to brag about. 

In an article ...

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Posted: 6 August 2011 at 2:22 p.m.

It was a big day not only for the local owners of Hungry Howie’s Pizza, but for four southern Utah non-profit organizations.  In conjunction with a ribbon cutting held by the St. George Area Chamber of Commerce, owners Brian and Michelle Plait of Hungry Howie’s presented the Alzheimers Association—Southern ...

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Posted: 6 August 2011 at 1:37 p.m.

When local teen Ammon Puriri got in the waters of Lake Powell on July 26, he wasn't expecting to leave them in a Life Flight Helicopter. 

Ammon was enjoying a day with close friends when he was run over by a boat, badly damaging his lower right leg ...

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Posted: 6 August 2011 at 12:52 p.m.

St. George police and fire crews received a call around 10:30 a.m. Saturday on reports of a structure fire. Upon arriving at the scene, a house located at 844 W. 1250 N. near Elks Lodge was billowing smoke out of the attic. Crews consisting of multiple fire trucks ...

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Posted: 5 August 2011 at 4:56 p.m.

SUN News reporter Stephanie Moreno talks to the Equality Utah group in St. George, which collaborated Wednesday to officially unveil their new billboard on I-15 promoting LGBT rights — lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender rights.


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Posted: 5 August 2011 at 1:39 p.m.

A summer southwest storm accompanied with lightning near Grand Canyon National Park is the cause of death for a 64-year old woman.  Rangers with the park arrived on scene of the Rim Trail where they found CPR in progress on a woman who collapsed after lightning struck near her ...

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Posted: 5 August 2011 at 1 p.m.

A 17-year-old boy's body has been recovered from Quail Creek Reservoir.

A Utah State Park official told SUN News that Tory Jones, from St. George, went missing around 7:30 Thursday evening at Quail Creek Reservoir. He was at the reservoir with a youth group, when he disappeared. Officials ...

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Posted: 5 August 2011 at 10:55 a.m.

If you are looking for a show for the family filled with jaw-dropping special effects, you might need to go under the sea. In Tuacahn's performance of Disney's The Little Mermaid, both children and adults will be in awe at the creativity displayed in the costumes, set design ...

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Posted: 4 August 2011 at 12:49 p.m.

The Pacific West Athletic Conference continued to grow and embrace new ideas Thursday as a new logo is released. The conference has grown from seven schools to 14 over the past five years. 

The new logo was created by students at a conference school, Academy of Arts University. The ...

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Posted: 4 August 2011 at 11:22 a.m.

Washington County Drug Task Force, St. George SWAT, the DEA and other agencies once again came together Thursday to eradicate another marijuana grow. The grow, located on General Steam Road about 10 miles northwest of Veyo consisted of 7,731 plants which were successfully seized and removed from the area ...

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Posted: 2 August 2011 at 5:34 p.m.

A Winchester Hills resident is arrested after a routine traffic stop by Hurricane Police turned up the vehicle he was driving was listed as stolen.  After calling for back up, Officer Travis Hall inventoried the vehicle and found very various sizes of knives, along with items consistent with drug ...

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Posted: 2 August 2011 at 5:18 p.m.

ST GEORGE: The Dixie State College Athletics announced during a press conference Tuesday, a partnership between athletics and Cherry Creek Radio of St. George. This partnership brings football and men's basketball back to Cherry Creek on Sports Radio 1210 AM. 

We are very excited to get Dixie ...

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Posted: 2 August 2011 at 2:50 p.m.

Archaeologists in Southern Utah recently discovered five new Virgin Anasazi habitations along the Southern Parkway Corridor. 

For the last few months archaeologists have been working at a site near the future Washington Dam Road Interchange, along the Southern Parkway. The fieldwork portion of the archaeological work is concluding, and ...

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Posted: 2 August 2011 at 1:27 p.m.

The Dixie State College Athletics Department will hold a press conference Tuesday at 4:00 p.m. in the Burns Arena to make what they've called a "major announcement." The Athletics department has not given any hints as to what the big news will be, only that it will ...

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Posted: 2 August 2011 at 1:05 p.m.

In the past 150 years there have been tremendous breakthroughs in technology. Inventions ranging from automobiles, airplanes, telephones, space shuttles, and so much more. All of these inventions have been created for some form of making our lives more simple, safe, or enjoyable.

Even recently, simple advancements we use every ...

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Posted: 1 August 2011 at 4:47 p.m.
SAN ANGELO, Texas -- Polygamist sect leader Warren Steed Jeffs, representing himself on charges of child sexual assault, filed another motion to remove Judge Barbara Walther from court, claiming that God himself demands a change. Purporting to quote God, The polygamist sect leader told Judge Walther to "step away from this ...
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Posted: 1 August 2011 at 3:28 p.m.

Twenty-one suspects arrested in connection with a large marijuana grow are scheduled to appear in federal court.

The suspects that were arrested on July 16 at the Cove Wash marijuana grow, just outside of Veyo Utah, were scheduled to appear in Salt Lake Federal Court Monday.

They were indicted on ...

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Posted: 1 August 2011 at 2:25 p.m.

On Sunday night, Republican and Democrat leaders came to an agreement in the national debt crisis and what to do next. Though neither side was completely satisfied with the attempt to reduce federal spending over the next 10 years, how does the plan affect southern Utah?

"I'm glad that ...

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Posted: 1 August 2011 at 1:50 p.m.

Dixie State Football adds three assistant coaches in anticipation of the 2011 football season.

Dixie State's Head Football Coach Scott Brumfield announced Monday that Judd Thompson, Derek Campbell, and Robert Grant will be joining the coaching staff.

Thompson is a Dixie State College graduate. He played quarterback and tight ...

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Posted: 1 August 2011 at 12:57 p.m.

As the saying goes, "All good things must come to an end." We have enjoyed bringing local news to southern Utah on KCSG-Television, and SUN News now enters a new era. With our new online capabilities we can bring you the latest news right when it breaks. Visit our new ...

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Posted: 30 July 2011 at 5:37 p.m.

At approximately 4:00 Saturday afternoon, St. George Police responded to reports of a vehicle roll-over on Tonaquint Drive. Upon arrival officers found the single male occupant out of his vehicle and walking around. The driver appeared to have been traveling southbound near Chandler Drive when his truck drifted to the ...

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Posted: 30 July 2011 at 1:36 p.m.

Just before 2:30 a.m. Saturday, St. George police received a report of a missing man, 29-year-old Thomas Corbin, near the Southgate water tank overlooking Bloomington. St. George Police Captain Kyle Whitehead told SUN News that multiple crews were called to the scene where they found Corbin's body ...

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Posted: 29 July 2011 at 6:16 p.m.
You may know this religion more for not celebrating holidays or birthdays, but did you know it started as a Bible student movement in the 1870's in New York? The Jehovah's Witnesses denomination was officially recognized in 1931 and today there are 7.5 million members. Members from ... ...read more

Posted: 29 July 2011 at 6:10 p.m.

A lunch hour car accident on Bluff street brings traffic to a stand still, and sends two people to the hospital. 

The drivers of each mid-size sedan were the only ones involved and injured in the accident. Authorities say the passengers sustained minor injuries, but were transported as a ...

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Posted: 29 July 2011 at 5:58 p.m.
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Posted: 28 July 2011 at 6:27 p.m.

Ever dreamed of becoming a teacher but didn't want to go through the complicated processes involved in doing so? Well an alternative solution to that problem has just become available for aspiring educators.

The Alternative Routes to Licensure program allows individuals who currently hold a bachelor's degree or ...

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Posted: 28 July 2011 at 6:26 p.m.

State leaders released on Wednesday a new weapon to fight crime: a cell phone.

Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff announced a new initiative allowing residents around Utah to anonymously give authorities tips via text or cell phone applications. This new tool is a quicker way to respond to a crime ...

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Posted: 28 July 2011 at 6:17 p.m.

Soccer seems to be Dixie's vibe as they prepare for the soccer season.

DSC is holding walk-on soccer tryouts for the team in which anyone enrolling in the 2011 school year is invited to participate.

There are a few requirements in order to make the team though, for a ...

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Posted: 28 July 2011 at 6:15 p.m.
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Posted: 28 July 2011 at 6:12 p.m.

If you want your child to have the upper foot in their next soccer game, Dixie State coaches and athlete will be hosting a free clinic for children ages four to 12 at Dixie's Hansen Stadium.

Times for the clinic include:

9:00 A.M. to 10:00 A ...

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Posted: 28 July 2011 at 3:49 p.m.

Drumming up support for their publicly fallen client, Jeremy Johnson's attorneys are still fighting hard for his freedom. 

Johnson had a court date scheduled in Salt Lake City Thursday, with the state courts and his attorneys further arguing whether or not he should remain in jail. 

At ...

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Posted: 28 July 2011 at 2:10 p.m.

A man crossing Bluff street on foot was struck by a truck pulling a camp trailer Thursday afternoon.

Officer Bristol with the St. George Police Department said, "This was a rare situation where there was an actual accident and I don't believe anybody is in violation of anything at ...

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Posted: 27 July 2011 at 6:40 p.m.

After a fatal bus accident nearly one year ago, the driver of the tour bus issued an apology letter to the families and friends of the victims.

Yashushi Mikuni's three page apology in Japanese was written in regards to the 14 Japanese tourists headed from Nevada to visit several ...

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Posted: 27 July 2011 at 6:09 p.m.
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Posted: 26 July 2011 at 6:34 p.m.

For more than 40 years, Utah residents tuned in nightly to watch Dick Nourse give the day's headlines. On Tuesday, Nourse visited St. George to deliver a personal headline celebrating the anniversary of Americans with Disabilities Act, bringing his son Dayne, who suffers from Osteogenesis Imperfecta, or brittle Bone ...

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Posted: 26 July 2011 at 6:17 p.m.

With people using online services to pay bills, send notes and messages, and get the word out, the United States Postal Service is seeing a drastic decline in products and services. That decline, coupled with a weekend economy, is prompting the Postal Service to consider other options.

The 3,700 ...

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Posted: 26 July 2011 at 6:06 p.m.

People weren't the only ones getting in on the festivities celebrating the anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act early Tuesday morning.

The Healing HEART Sanctuary brought some of its own disabled patients to interact with the crowd throughout the ADA event.

If you would like more information about ...

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Posted: 26 July 2011 at 6:05 p.m.

A Dixie State golfer sinks enough putts and hits enough fairways to win the Brigham City Open.

Shooting 65 through the tournament, Red Storm golfer Nick Drost edged Marlin Widdison by two strokes to claim the title. Drost has played for Dixie State Head Coach Reed McArthur since 2009, and ...

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Posted: 26 July 2011 at 5:54 p.m.
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Posted: 25 July 2011 at 6:41 p.m.

Research in Motion, the maker of the BlackBerry tablet and smartphone, announced Monday that they will be cutting 2,000 jobs in order to preserve a financially sound future for the company.

RIM says the company became too large and the growth seemingly outweighed opportunity while competing with other companies ...

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Posted: 25 July 2011 at 6:29 p.m.

The adidas Futures National Softball Tournament, which kicked off Wednesday, July 20, came to an end Sunday morning. The program was created to be the voice of the player and to attract the nation's top eligible uncommitted fastpitch recruits, and they did just that. The tournament brought over 900 ...

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Posted: 25 July 2011 at 6:22 p.m.
Jury Selection for Warren Jeffs' trial began Monday July 25 in San Angelo, Texas, as about 280 potential jurors showed up at Tom Green County Courthouse to fill out questionnaires. Before the selection process began, Jeffs' latest defense attorney made another request for a delay on the trial. Attorney Derik ... ...read more

Posted: 25 July 2011 at 6:18 p.m.
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Posted: 22 July 2011 at 6:58 p.m.

A 53-year-old man was sent to the hospital around 6:15 Friday night after driving a scooter into a wall.

St. George Police told SUN News the man asked his female friend if he could use her scooter to learn how to operate two-wheeled motor vehicles. With her help he ...

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Posted: 22 July 2011 at 6:48 p.m.
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Posted: 22 July 2011 at 2:06 p.m.

St. George Police received a call Friday at 12:45 P.M. from the K-mart Pharmacy workers reporting they were robbed.

Police arrived at the scene and upon interviewing witnesses as well as viewing surveillance tape, Captain Kyle Whitehead told SUN News that a white male possibly in his mid-30 ...

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Posted: 21 July 2011 at 6:16 p.m.

Aside from a town council, many call city council the purest form of democracy in the country. And the Washington County City Council race is taking place soon. The deadline to submit an application this year was July 15, and the list of candidates is now available.

The candidates are ...

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Posted: 21 July 2011 at 6:10 p.m.

As southern Utah gets bigger, the pace gets faster! Everything from our internet to fast-food, our lives get quicker every day, and one new addition to St. George's medical arsenal will make your trip to the hospital move in the same direction.

Dixie Regional Medical Center unveiled its crown ...

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Posted: 21 July 2011 at 5:50 p.m.
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Posted: 21 July 2011 at 4:35 p.m.

Southern Utah is known as many things, but a "Boxing City" is not one of them. Changing the way people swing when they think of the Beehive State is Pano Tiatia. The four time National Junior Golden Gloves Champion awaits his fighters, but as of now there is no one ...

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Posted: 21 July 2011 at 2:21 p.m.

A St. George man was killed Wednesday when he ran a red light at 800 North 800 East in Orem.

Sgt. Craig Martinez of the Orem Police Department told SUN News, 68-year-old Gordan Ellis Olds and two teenage passengers were involved in the accident after Olds was broadsided by a ...

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Posted: 20 July 2011 at 6:05 p.m.
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Posted: 19 July 2011 at 6:19 p.m.

The 2011 adidas Futures National Tournament will feature over 900 of the best unsigned/uncommitted softball players from throughout the country.  The event will kick off tomorrow and will end on Sunday, July 24 in St. George, Utah at the Canyons Softball Complex.  The opening night of the event will feature a keynote ...

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Posted: 19 July 2011 at 6:02 p.m.

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Posted: 18 July 2011 at 6:14 p.m.
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Posted: 18 July 2011 at 5:59 p.m.

ST. GEORGE-- Afternoon traffic was ground to a halt Monday, as a single vehicle accident near mile marker 15 on northbound I-15 closed all three lanes. A LaVerkin woman was driving northbound on I-15 Monday when witnesses say she lost control of the vehicle and struck the center divider. The vehicle veered ...

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Posted: 18 July 2011 at 4:09 p.m.
Sights and sounds from the 2011 Virgin River Classic Skimboarding Competition. ...read more

Posted: 18 July 2011 at 3:44 p.m.

Sometimes plans for family fun go awry. An elderly woman found that out the hard way Friday in downtown St. George.

65-year-old Linda Williamson was enjoying the new carousel in town square with her husband and grandson when an 8-foot fiberglass panel, weighing about 25 pounds, fell on her head ...

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Posted: 17 July 2011 at 8:19 p.m.
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The Cleaning Supplier, located on Sunset Boulevard next to Albertsons, has announced an exciting new contest for Southern Utah. Style and clothing aren't the forte of The Cleaning Supplier but that isn't stopping them from sponsoring the first ever Southern Utah Toilet Paper ...
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Posted: 17 July 2011 at 3:07 p.m.

Efforts of the Washington County Area Task Force, Drug Enforcement Administration and several other federal, state and local agencies paid off today with a successful marijuana bust in Cove Wash near Veyo.

Authorities say the marijuana was being cultivated by a Mexican drug trafficking organization related to at least three ...

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Posted: 15 July 2011 at 11:52 p.m.

UPDATE: The Harrisburg fire is now 100 percent contained. Highway 91 south of Harrisburg and Highway 318 is reopened. Fire vehicles and personnel will remain in the area, so please use caution if you are traveling there.

Original story: Crews are battling a fire that has currently burned more than ...

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Posted: 15 July 2011 at 6:12 p.m.
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Posted: 15 July 2011 at 3:48 p.m.

As part of a renovation process, some St. George city roads will be chip sealed this summer. The chips must sit after the work is complete. However, crews will be out to sweep the roads within two weeks and residential streets will then be sprayed with a black seal coat ...

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Posted: 15 July 2011 at 3:32 p.m.
Harry Potter fanatics gathered outside Pine View Stadium 10 Thursday night to watch the premier of the final Harry Potter movie, The Deathly Hallows Part 2. SUN News caught up with some of the die-hard Potter fans to find out what fuels their excitement. ...read more

Posted: 15 July 2011 at 2:37 p.m.

Dixie Regional Medical Center received an unexpected patient today as a 57 year old woman used a gun to take her own life in the Emergency Room parking lot.

The scene, described by St. George Police Captain James Van Fleet as "A tragic event", began around Noon today when the ...

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Posted: 15 July 2011 at 12:06 p.m.

Come enjoy a hot summer night in remembrance of Chelsi Dawn Petersen. Don't forget you can still register for the 5k fun run/walk! All proceeds will go toward the Chelsi Petersen Memorial Scholarship Fund. The run will be tonight at 10 pm at the St. James Chapel in ...

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Posted: 15 July 2011 at 11:45 a.m.

July 14th, 2011

Southern Utah Now News is available to you where and when you want it! Click on the video to the left to watch the July 14 edition of SUN News bringing local news, weather and sports to St. George, Cedar City, Mesquite, and surrounding areas.

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Posted: 12 July 2011 at 11:39 a.m.
SUN Sports Limelight takes a look at Desert Hills Boys Basketball big three, Tanner Atkin, Tyler Ott, and Brandon Simister. ...read more

Posted: 11 July 2011 at 6:21 p.m.
SUN Sports recaps the 2010-2011 Dixie State Men's Basketball teams successful season, including their run deep into the post season tournament. ...read more

Posted: 11 July 2011 at 5:11 p.m.
SUN Sports takes a look at SUU Gymnast Ari Lamb. Lamb is one of SUU's top gymnasts and is an all-around athlete, competing in the vault, bars, beam, and floor exercises. ...read more

Posted: 11 July 2011 at 4:44 p.m.

SUN Sports Limelight takes a look at Dixie State Football's Mike Langston.

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Posted: 11 July 2011 at 11:57 a.m.

SUN Sports Limelight looks at Sadi Dias, a Pine View High School Senior and outstanding basketball player.


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Posted: 8 July 2011 at 6:12 p.m.

School's out for the summer! But be warned, this can be the deadliest time of the year for teenagers. SUN News reporter Carson Stilson brings you the story.


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Posted: 7 July 2011 at 11:08 a.m.

St. George Landmark Judd's store turns 100 years old this year.


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Posted: 5 July 2011 at 4:12 p.m.

Charlotte Parkin, mother of Valerie (Henry) and Paul, passed away June 10, 2011 at home.  She was a beloved mother, grandmother, daughter and sister to her family. 

She is survived by her children Valerie (Henry) and Paul; three grandchildren; sister Marlene Bennett (Sherman), brothers Melvin (Enetta), Harold (Nancy ...

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Posted: 5 July 2011 at 3:34 p.m.

St. George, Utah - Shirley Mae Dearth Zwang passed away, at the age of 79, on July 1, 2011. She was born February 22, 1932 in Evanston, Wyoming to Frances Shirley and Wilford M. Price. She married Dee S. Dearth on August 11, 1954 in Evanston, Wyoming. They were later solemnized ...

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Posted: 30 June 2011 at 5:59 p.m.

Jack Keith Robinson, 87, beloved husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, World War II veteran, coach, teacher and friend passed away in his sleep on June 9, 2011 in Saint George, Utah.

Jack was born February 26, 1924 to Paul G. Robinson and Ethel L. Paul in Rockford, Illinois.  Jack ...

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Posted: 30 June 2011 at 5:55 p.m.

Lois Kirk Reger, age 79, passed away Sunday, June 19, 2011 in St. George, UT. She was born June 17, 1932 in Pleasant Grove, UT to Wallace Robert Kirk and Cora Eleanor Tomlinson Kirk, who have since preceded her in death.

She is survived by her sons Robert Lynn Reger ...

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Posted: 30 June 2011 at 5:53 p.m.

Karl Alfred Schurter was born June 22, 1937 and raised in Glendale AZ by his native Swiss parents, Karl and Martha Schurter.

Karl was called to serve a mission to the Northern States Mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.  Upon returning from his mission, he ...

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Posted: 30 June 2011 at 5:48 p.m.
Patricia entered this world, the daughter of William Vernon Carter and Lydia Angeline Ferguson, on May 3, 1928 in Claypool, Gila, Arizona.

It was in Claypool that Pat lived the first 12 years of her life and began developing her talents. She was given dance lessons as well as piano ... ...read more

Posted: 30 June 2011 at 5:35 p.m.

St. George, UT - Barbara Louise Reboulet, 75, passed away June 23, 2011 in St. George, Utah. She was born on August 22, 1935 to Kurt Harold Berg and Marjorie Jane Carey Berg in Dayton, Ohio. She married Gerald C. Reboulet on February 23, 1980, their marriage was later solemnized in ...

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Posted: 30 June 2011 at 5:30 p.m.
St. George, Utah - Nolan Ryan Anderson was encircled in the arms of our Savior's love on June 22, 2011. He passed away peacefully in his sleep at home while taking a nap after playing games with his brothers.

Nolan was born in Soda Springs Idaho on May 13th 1993 ... ...read more

Posted: 30 June 2011 at 5:25 p.m.

Santa Clara, Utah - Our dear, sweet, Taylor, 24, passed away peacefully June 17, 2011 in his home surrounded by his loved ones after a long and courageous battle with brain cancer. Taylor was born April 20, 1987 in Salt Lake City, Utah to Scott and Debi Bytheway.

His family moved ...

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Posted: 30 June 2011 at 5:21 p.m.
St. George, Utah - Albert Brundage Scholl, Jr., passed away on June 14, 2011 in St. George. He was 81.

Albert was born August 29, 1929 in Watertown, New York, near the Canadian border, the second of four boys born to Albert B. and Katherine Schuyler Dunham Scholl. Educated in the ... ...read more

Posted: 30 June 2011 at 3:30 p.m.

St. George, Utah - Robert (Bob) Emery Krebs passed away June 13, 2011 in St. George, Utah. He was born July 2, 1935 in El Paso, Texas to Louis B. Krebs and Florence L. Kurtz Krebs. He was preceded in death by his wife, LaDonna Davis Krebs; his sister, Nancy A ...

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Posted: 30 June 2011 at 3:23 p.m.
George, Utah - Ann Thomas Kump, affectionately known as Grannie Annie, peacefully passed away June 12, 2011. The St. George resident was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt and friend. She was 77.

Ann was born August 27, 1934 in Ogden, Utah to the late Jack and Mary Thomas. She ... ...read more

Posted: 30 June 2011 at 2:29 p.m.

Washington, UT - Mary Weber Fox passed away at her home in Washington, Utah on June 9, 2011. She was born in Gooding, Idaho on June 17, 1936 to Clara Weir and William Henry Weber.

The family moved to Eugene, Oregon where she received her early education. After graduating from high ...

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Posted: 30 June 2011 at 2:26 p.m.
St. George, Utah –– George Wilbur Martin passed away June 8, 2011. He was born August 24, 1930, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. He attended Oklahoma A&M. He was discharged from the U.S. Air Force in 1952. In 1953, he married Mary Ellen Brokaw in Chevy Chase, Maryland. Their son ... ...read more

Posted: 30 June 2011 at 2:16 p.m.
Provo, UT - Norman Lloyd Olsen, 84, passed away on June 6, 2011, in his apartment in Provo, Utah. He was born June 20, 1926 in Neola, Utah to Birnell Olsen and Rachel Lenora Averett Olsen. He was the oldest of six children. Norman’s childhood years were spent in Neola, Utah ... ...read more

Posted: 30 June 2011 at 2:09 p.m.

St. George, Utah - Leon Gene Nebeker, 79, husband of Norma Jean Nebeker, passed peacefully June 5th, 2011 at 12:40 pm. Leon was born August 29, 1931 in Spanish Fork, Utah to Enoch Harmer and Gwen Gardner Nebeker. He married Norma Jean Nebeker on January 6th, 1954, who passed away ...

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Posted: 30 June 2011 at 2:06 p.m.

St. George, Utah - Bernice Sorenson Larson passed away June 3, 2011. She was born in a little adobe home in Axtell, Utah on September 21, 1913 to Peter Marlin and Sarah Lillian Sorenson. She and her two sisters and five brothers grew up on a farm in the strong family ...

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Posted: 30 June 2011 at 2:03 p.m.

St. George, Utah - Dorothy Jane (Janie) Bateman Blair was born December 17, 1916 in Decatur, Illinois to Bertha Beatrice (Betsy) Bateman Coombes and Lester Bateman. Janie, her sister Mimi, and brother Billy moved to Los Angeles, CA with their mother in the early 1920's.

She graduated from LA High ...

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Posted: 30 June 2011 at 2 p.m.
St. George, Utah - Margaret Irene Loutensock Stone, age 88, passed away on June 2, 2011, at home after a long valiant battle with cancer. She was born October 12, 1922, in Los Angeles, California, to Myrtle Mott and Hyrum William Loutensock, Sr. She lived her childhood years in Payson, Utah ... ...read more

Posted: 30 June 2011 at 1:53 p.m.

Santa Clara, Utah - Dan Beardshear, 75, passed away May 29, 2011 in Santa Clara, Utah. He was born May 24, 1936 to Kay Beardshear and Mary Eileen Teurman. Dan married Myrna in Palm Springs, CA on June 28, 1997.

Raised in Hayden, Colorado, Dan enlisted in the U.S. Marines ...

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Posted: 29 June 2011 at 5:56 p.m.

Ronald Wood Jensen, 82 passed away surrounded by his family Wednesday, June 1, 2011 in St George. He was born Nov. 22, 1928, in Holden to Harold and Grace Wood Jensen.

He is survived by his wife, Janeen Broderick; son Steven (Jolene); daughters Debbie (Stephen Bettinson), Julie (Doug Christian) and ...

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Posted: 29 June 2011 at 5:49 p.m.
Anthony Critchfield, 29, died Friday June 17, 2011 in the Utah Valley Regional Medical Center.

He was born January 26, 1982 in Payson, Utah to Ross A. and Lisa Critchfield. Anthony graduated from Summit High School in 2000.  He was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of ... ...read more

Posted: 29 June 2011 at 5:45 p.m.

Edwin O. Collette, 73, passed away on Wednesday, June 22, 2011 at his home, in New Mexico.  Edwin “Bud” Collette was born May 18, 1938 to David Edwin Collette and Izetta Coila Owen in Montana. He served in the US Air Force and while on leave, he met Claree ...

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Posted: 29 June 2011 at 5:42 p.m.
Aaron James Boyd passed away June 16th 2011.  He was born in St. George, Utah on February 28th 1988.

He was the wonderful son of James & Sylvia Boyd.   He was the little brother of Amanda Hansen.   Aaron was born with bright blue eyes and a contagious ... ...read more

Posted: 28 June 2011 at 10:09 a.m.

When you leave for work in the morning, do you like to pick up some breakfast on the go? Well, while you might like your eggs over easy, our St. George city council members like their issues over eggs.

Mayor Dan McArthur and several city council members gathered at the ...

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Posted: 27 June 2011 at 10:32 a.m.

Springdale has been receiving plenty of attention over the past month with talent from all over the country. World renowned Parachute being the most recent to grace the stage of O.C. Tanner Amphitheater. Being the last show of their tour before hitting the road with the Goo Goo Dolls ...

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Posted: 24 June 2011 at 12:01 p.m.
Two St. George Natives are making big waves on the internet. Their videos have been gaining popularity on YouTube and the duo was even featured on YouTube's homepage. SUN News introduces you to the Piano Guys ...read more

Posted: 24 June 2011 at 10:54 a.m.

Graduation is something you might expect teenagers to be ecstatic for, a time to move on in life and mature. But not all graduations are for teenagers.


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Posted: 21 June 2011 at 11:13 a.m.
The Doctors' Volunteer Clinic recently expanded its building, adding several new services to its members in the St. George Area. The St. George Doctors' Volunteer Clinic is said to be one of the nicest free clinics in the United States. SUN News brings you highlights of the ribbon cutting. ...read more

Posted: 17 June 2011 at 9:44 a.m.
The City of St. George made an addition to Town Square in down town. The city purchased the carousel and added it to the many attractions already available in downtown St. George. The carousel is up and running in Town Square and you can ride the carousel for as little ... ...read more

Posted: 16 June 2011 at 9:43 a.m.

Utah Jazz Forward Jeremy Evans made his away around Utah, including a stop in St. George to host a basketball camp for St. George youth.


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Posted: 15 June 2011 at 10:12 a.m.

St. George local Dia Frampton continues her success on NBC's The Voice making it as one of the final eight contestants. SUN News joins the Frampton family to watch the show and talk about her success.




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Posted: 10 June 2011 at 10:16 a.m.

The first annual St. George Polynesian Festival took place at Pine View High School. The festival offered art, food, and activities based on the Polynesian culture.


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Posted: 9 June 2011 at 9:48 a.m.

SUN News takes a looks a fad diets to decide which, if any, are most effective, and which diets employ best methods for losing weight and living a healthy lifestyle.



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Posted: 9 June 2011 at 9:46 a.m.

Cookie is a puppy that may look to be normal, but she's one of few dogs diagnosed with a rare disease called distemper. The virus, like many others, can not be cured once had. But vaccinations during early stages of its spread can stop it. Spread by contact with ...

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Posted: 8 June 2011 at 10:07 a.m.
St. George Local Dia Frampton continues her run on NBC's The Voice. Frampton wowed viewers with her rendition of Kanye West's-Heartless. ...read more

Posted: 7 June 2011 at 10:20 a.m.

Why travel to Hawaii when Hawaii will come to you? St. George plays host to its own little taste of Polynesian culture with a festival worthy of hanging loose. Polynesian Culture Center Ambassador Kap Tafiti even flew from the islands to share his love for the island spirit with southern ...

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Posted: 4 June 2011 at 9:41 a.m.
It's difficult to tell a loved one that you might not be there for a birthday or other significant event. But Southern Utah's troops pack up and are oscar mike for another deployment expected to last twelve months. Multiple members of the 222nd Bravo Battery and the 213th ... ...read more

Posted: 1 June 2011 at 10 a.m.
Members of Utah's Public Safety participate in the Special Olympics Torch run. The torch run began at the state capitol and will finish up at Souther Utah University. ...read more
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